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Diamond Synchrotron to read the past

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on September 13th, 02007

Ancient writing on scroll

The BBC is reporting on a new super bright x-ray source called a “Diamond Synchotron” (yes really) that could be used to view previously unreadable ancient texts. The synchotron could even be used to finish reading the parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls that have yet to even be unrolled due to their fragility.

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