Biblical Scroll "Unwrapped"

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  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    The En-Gedi scroll got "unwrapped" by a computer. This is just cool.

    One of the world
     
  2. Helpful2013

    Helpful2013 Active Member

    Great article!
     
  3. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Interesting.
     
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Somewhat similarly, I retain hope that a complete version of Gilgamesh may yet be found.
     
  5. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    My smart grandson says his ancient history professor at U of Oregon says that "Colavito 2016" is as close as we're likely to get, barring major new discovery. Full text here: Epic of Gilgamesh - Jason Colavito
     
  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    This is cool. Computers have helped scholars decipher ancient documents for a long while. Here's a link to an illustrated paper on computer use with the Dead Sea Scrolls. http://www.cs.tau.ac.il/~nachumd/papers/Tamar.pdf

    I'd bet somewhat similar computer techniques are used on household or office garbage etc. by "security agencies" of various nations (including yours and mine) and probably freelance identity thieves as well.

    J.
     
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  7. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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