As the ancient Greek scientist Archimedes is said to have said from his bath: Eureka!It's called multispectral imaging, a technology developed by NASA to "see through" clouds of gas in space. The project today: see if multispectral imaging can help scholars at the University of California at Berkeley read part of an account of the Trojan War, by the poet Dictys of Crete, a part obscured by a large reddish stain.
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At 59, married and divorced four times, she had begun to worry that she was too old for another chance at love.
Well, what if the secret words aren't part of a kids' board game, but instead are on a crumbling, ancient manuscript? These are only a few of the faded fragments found buried near the outskirts of what was, at around the turn from B. Yet somehow, buried above the water tables and beneath the dry sands of Egypt, for all those centuries, almost half a million of these papyri fragments survived, these pieces of ancient paper made from papyrus. You shave the stalk into thin strips, lay them parallel to each other, lay strips running perpendicular to them; you pound it or press it, such that the cell walls break down.
Correspondent Beth Nissen caught up with investigators who are uncovering secret messages that have stayed hidden for 2,000 years. Cellulose seeps out, creating a kind of gooey natural glue that binds the strips together, which can then be pressed, polished and written on.
She had been on three other recent dates, but the men were less handsome than their profile photos, and the talk was dull. He showed keen interest in the details of her life and business.