In the spring issue of the Classical Teacher magazine, in the Letter from the Editor, I wrote about the Villa of the Papyri, the home of Julius Caesar’s father, Calpurnius Piso. The villa had been buried underneath the ashes of the erupting Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D., and with it the fabled ancient library it contained.

In my article, I mentioned that new digital imaging techniques were enabling scholars finally to read some of the scrolls that have been excavated from the site, many of which scholars think contain lost works of literature, history, and philosophy.

Smithsonian.com has published an article on how this imaging is being done and what these scholars are finding. I’m sure you will find it as fascinating as we do.

Click here to read the article.


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