Multi-Spectral Imaging (Research)

The Ancient Text Imaging Group, funded in part by NEH Preservation and Access Grant ($350,000, 2009-2011) to perform imaging projects with other US institutions, turn a technique originally designed for the study of extraterrestrial planetary surfaces, multi-spectral imaging, to the study of ancient documents that are difficult to read for one reason or another.  One of the great successes of this project has been the revelation of the texts of the documents from Herculaneum (see During the summer of 2011, the ATIG is hosting a Summer Papyrologial Institute at the invitation of the American Society of Papyrologists.