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 Scanners avoid destructive tests on ancient manuscripts

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Date posted: 29/11/2008

The problem with detailed scans on ancient text and artwork, is there is a degree of damage inherent in the process. Unnecessary scans, can degrade the quality of these relics of our past.

Now, a portable, handheld scanner, developed by restoration expert Jan Wouters of the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, US, utilises near-infrared to convey the contents of a manuscript, along with wavelength info that can be used to infer current damage levels.

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