Corpus ID: 7667891

Analysis of Herculaneum Papyri with X-ray Computed Tomography

  title={Analysis of Herculaneum Papyri with X-ray Computed Tomography},
  author={J. Griffioen and R. Baumann and M. Field},
  • J. Griffioen, R. Baumann, M. Field
  • Published 2011
  • Art
  • Abstract: The town of Herculaneum was destroyed by the pyroclastic flows of the erupting Mt. Vesuvius in 79CE. However, many artifacts and structures were preserved by this same process, until their rediscovery in the last few centuries. The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum contained many papyrus scrolls, carbonized in the eruption but otherwise still intact. Studying the text inside these papyri is made extremely difficult by their fragile state, and any attempts to read them result in… CONTINUE READING
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