Monks Use Hi-Tech Cameras To Read An Ancient Bible

Monks are hard at work at Mount Sinai, deciphering ancient religious texts with the latest technology. The technique, known as hyperspectral imaging, will use a camera to photograph the parchments at different wavelengths of light, highlighting faded texts obscured by time and later overwritings.

Saint Catherine’s Monastery (the world’s oldest) hopes the technology will allow a fuller understanding of some of the world’s earliest Christian texts, including pages from the Codex Sinaiticus – the oldest surviving bible in the world written between 330 and 350 AD (CE).

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