BYU Multi-spectral Imaging Project

P.Col.inv.0190b 950(40)

The Ancient Textual Imaging Group at Brigham Young University has pioneered developments into enhancing texts of deteriorated and damaged papyri using multi-spectral imaging. This process has rendered legible many stained, discolored, or faded portions of ancient documents. In effect, the process has restored the documents to a state of legibility that they have not possessed since antiquity. This research collection represents the completion of a two-year venture by the Ancient Textual Imaging Group to capture, process, and provide public access to high-quality multi-spectral images of hundreds of legibly problematic papyrus documents from collections at the University of Michigan; University of California, Berkeley; and Columbia University. This project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Additional Resources:

Herculaneum Project

Didymus Papyrus

Lighting the Windows of Antiquity (video)

Advanced Papyrological Information System