Brent Seales, the Gill professor of engineering in UK’s computer science department, will use an X-Ray CT scanning system to collect interior images of the scrolls’ rolled-up pages. Then, he and his colleagues hope to digitally “unroll” the scrolls on a computer screen so scholars can read them.
The scrolls contained ancient philosophical and learned writings. But they were so badly damaged � literally turned to carbon by the volcanic heat � that they crumbled when scholars first tried to open them centuries later.
The remaining scrolls, stored away in Italy and France, haven’t been read � or even unrolled � since 79 AD. Read the Full article at Kentucky.com