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Snufflepuffster t1_isuqrtb wrote

imo it’s important to note that the optical technique they used recovers the original text from recycled parchment (called a palimpsest). There are thousands of texts like that in libraries all over the world?? so imagine applying this technique to all those documents!


alvinofdiaspar t1_isus7qk wrote

There is a history of important discoveries using this technique- e.g. Archimedes Codex. One can only imagine and hope for more.