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A multispectral image of a very old scrap of ancient Greek writing. A multispectral image of a very old scrap of ancient Greek writing.

Multispectral Papyrus Imaging

Published by Brigham Young University


The Ancient Textual Imaging Group at Brigham Young University has pioneered developments into enhancing texts of deteriorated and damaged papyri using multi-spectral imaging. This process has rendered legible many stained, discolored, or faded portions of ancient documents. In effect, the process has restored the documents to a state of legibility that they have not possessed since antiquity. This research collection represents the completion of a two-year venture by the Ancient Textual Imaging Group to capture, process, and provide public access to high-quality multi-spectral images of hundreds of legibly problematic papyrus documents from collections at the University of Michigan; University of California, Berkeley; and Columbia University. This project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.



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