Sunday, October 24, 2010

(NEWS) Google Plans To Offer Dead Sea Scrolls Online

"Antiquities Authority announces partnership with internet giant worth $3.5m; digital imaging technology will give researchers unique view.

The Israel Antiquities Authority announced a unique partnership with Google’s Israeli Research and Design Center on Tuesday in Jerusalem, which will enable the IAA to digitalize the entire Dead Sea Scrolls collection and make them available to the public online.

The $3.5m. project will enable the IAA to use digital imaging technology that processes each piece with different wavelengths, giving researchers a unique view of the separate layers of each parchment and bringing to light sections of the fragments that have faded with time."

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