Reviving Carbonized Texts

With Brent Seales

Earlier this year, it was announced that a CT scan of a cigar-shaped charcoal briquette, in reality the remains of a carbonized scroll from the fire-destroyed Byzantine synagogue at Ein Gedi, revealed the Old Testament book of Leviticus. In this series of interviews we talk with University of Kentucky professor Brent Seales about his work, virtually unrolling and reviving ancient texts with computerized tomography and particle accelerators.

tags: Dead Sea Scrolls Brent Seales Carbonized papyrus CT scans Ein Gedi Leviticus University of Kentucky

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