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Pompeii
2015-01-21 09:55:39

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, the hot ash it released preserved a complete library of papyrus scrolls, among other things, in the Roman town of Pompeii. Previous attempts to read these scrolls by physically unraveling them typically led to their destruction, but now, a new X-ray technique has allowed researchers to decipher the ancient text without touching them, according to a new report in Nature Communications.

2013-12-08 23:02:14

9 sacred Chinese calligraphy art scrolls created by Master Sha and featured in new bestselling book will be on display at area book signing events in and around the San Francisco area for viewing.

Dead Sea Scrolls Are Now Available Online
2012-12-18 13:31:36

The Internet is an amazing thing, opening up the doors to countless libraries and allowing for the travel to countless destinations. Today, Google and the Israel Antiquities Authority have partnered up to remind us all of just how amazing it is to live in the information age.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.