• An imaging technique at Duke Libraries can make decayed texts visible again
• Multispectral imaging (MSI) captures images under different colors of light
• MSI shows details that are usually invisible to humans or a standard camera
• Particularly useful for historians, archivists, and conservators to fight decay
Examples include recovery of a crest on a manuscript of Pliny's Natural History and the recovery of illegible text on a page of a Hebrew manuscript containing Deuteronomy 4.
Some past PaleoJudaica posts on manuscripts and multispectral imaging are collected here.
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