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Investigating Herculaneum papyri: An innovative 3D approach for the virtual unfolding of the rolls

  title={Investigating Herculaneum papyri: An innovative 3D approach for the virtual unfolding of the rolls},
  author={Inna Bukreeva and Michele Alessandrelli and Vincenzo Formoso and Graziano Ranocchia and Alessia Cedola},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Detectors},
After the first recent attempts at virtually opening and reading Herculaneum papyri, a new enhanced method for virtual unfolding and peeling of ancient unopened papyrus rolls has been developed. This new algorithms-based and semi-automatic procedure allowed to investigate with high resolution the 3D internal structure of two ancient papyrus rolls formerly analysed by X-ray phase-contrast tomography. Through a new rendering procedure, selected regions inside the rolls could be identified and… 

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