posted on May, 24 2005 @ 02:54 PM
Hopefully, as this technology progresses and we gain a better understanding of it, thousands of unanswered questions will finally be answered.
OXFORD, England — The scholars at Oxford University are not sure how it works or why; all they know is that it does.
A relatively new technology called multispectral imaging is turning a pile of ancient garbage into a gold mine of classical knowledge, bringing to
light the lost texts of Sophocles and Euripides as well as some early Christian gospels that do not appear in the New Testament.
Originally developed by NASA scientists and used to map the surface of Mars, multispectral imaging was successfully applied to some badly charred
Roman manuscripts that were buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Examining those carbonized manuscripts under different
wavelengths of light suddenly revealed writing that had been invisible to scholars for two centuries.
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It will be great to see how much more light this technology shines on historical and religious events. I'm not sure how many people will be willing
to jump the fence one way or the other if they find something earthshattering in any "lost gospels," but I am sure this will definately cause more