This is a brilliant way to extract more information about antiquity through the study of ancient artifacts. The more we know about ancient book production, the better we can put the surviving ancient books in a material and social cultural context. And the better we will understand those ancient books.
Brent discusses the project, and what he has learned so far, in two posts:
A Model of Nag Hammadi Codex VI
A Model of Nag Hammadi Codex III (and Some Thoughts on Large Single-quire Codices)
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