Digital rehab exposes Biblical roots of ancient Israeli scroll

Virtual unwrapping reveals Hebrew text inside fragile artifact

virtual image of unwrapped scroll

SCROLL PATROL  A digital analysis enabled scientists to virtually unwrap a fragile, more than 1,700-year-old scroll and determine that it contains the oldest known Biblical text, other than the Dead Sea Scrolls. The charred scroll itself is at right.

W.B. Seales et al/Science Advances 2016 (CC BY-NC)

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