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A restorer works on the mold of a horse in the ruins of a Roman villa recently found by Italian carabinieri (police) during an investigation into tunnels dug by thieves in Civita Giuliana, next to the archaeological site of Pompeii. Carlo Hermann/Kontrolab/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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The ancient scrolls look and feel more like blocks of charcoal. A new technique gives a peek inside. Salvatore Laporta/AP hide caption

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X-Rays Open Secrets Of Ancient Scrolls

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