Ancient Jewish Manuscript Containing Chapters From the Hebrew Bible Is Analysed Using State-of-the-art Camera Technology to Reveal How It Has Degraded Over Time

State-of-the-art imaging technology has been used to analyse an ancient Jewish manuscript — revealing how it has degraded and been repaired over time.

Researchers from Romania used different parts of the light spectra to expose the hidden history of the scroll, which contains chapters from the Hebrew Bible.

The findings could help conservators understand how to best restore the artefact — using appropriate materials and, if necessary, undoing past repair efforts.

While the provenance of the analysed document is unclear, the majority of similar Esther Scrolls that are preserved in various collections date to the 14–17th centuries.

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Source: Daily Mail