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    "The fragment was part of a hoard of previously illegible manuscripts discovered in an ancient garbage dump outside the Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus. Although the papyrus was first excavated in 1895, it was badly discoloured and damaged. Classics scholars at Oxford University were only recently able to read it using new advanced imaging techniques"
    National Post, Canada
    May 4, 2005
    Christ Wattie


    So now illegible printing can be extracted from ancient degrading parchment.


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    Even more:

    Particle Accelerator Used to Decipher Text

    BALTIMORE (AP) - A particle accelerator is being used to reveal
    the long-lost writings of the Greek mathematician Archimedes, work
    hidden for centuries after a Christian monk wrote over it in the
    Middle Ages.


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    Awesome, now they can get some of those old beer recipes back
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    Prehaps learning how such was made; what was the formula that made alcoholic beverages fit for a king? I would be curious as to the quality of such a beverage (and I am not what you would consider a drinker or taster by any means). Still I can easily believe what would be fit for them would most likely still lay upon the palate just as well today as then.

    Ancient Beer, Wine Jars Found in Egypt
    May 19: Archaeologists digging in a 5,000-year-old site in southern Egypt have unearthed 200 rough ceramic beer and wine jars and a second mud-brick mortuary enclosure of King Hur-Aha the founder of the First Dynasty, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities said Wednesday. A joint American excavation mission from Yale University, Institute of Fine Arts, the Pennsylvania University Museum and New York Universities found the treasure Wednesday at Shunet El-Zebib, north of Abydos in the Upper Egyptian city of Sohag. -- Associated Press

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