Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New technologies allow to translate an ancient … – Actualitté.com

A scroll written in Hebrew but dating back fifteen centuries has finally been able to deliver all its secrets thanks to new technologies. So far this text discovered near the Dead Sea in 1970 from the ashes in a synagogue of Ein Gedi, remained impenetrable.

But with the support of technologies new, parchment could be held despite his condition, reports the AFP . Israeli and American researchers who worked on this document have managed to find this fragment in the first eight verses of Leviticus in the Bible , in which we find the rules of ritual sacrifices.

To get to read this scroll, it is a micro three-dimensional scanner was used in combination with a digital imaging software. With these tools, we could see a little clearer on parchment that takes its place among the ancient manuscripts from the Dead Sea, dating back 2,000 years, and the codex of Aleppo in Syria, which is the 10th of him century.

(Credits CC BY 2.0 – Figures Metz Libraries)


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