How I’m discovering the secrets of ancient texts

The Secrets of Ancient Texts

From TED Talks:

Gregory Heyworth is a textual scientist; he and his lab work on new ways to read ancient manuscripts and maps using spectral imaging technology. In this fascinating talk, watch as Heyworth shines a light on lost history, deciphering texts that haven’t been read in thousands of years. How could these lost classics rewrite what we know about the past?

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One response to “How I’m discovering the secrets of ancient texts

  1. Aw man, this whole concept of science and colors and light in relation to a natural science such as linguistics in anthropology and archaeology, It is a sweet blend of practices being presented in a new light, still even with the lack of resources to utilize such projects. Participant observation with language of the past, which has been exposed and you can connect with the writers and thinkers of that time. Excellent!

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