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Slate's Explainer: New Technology Unlocks Ancient Texts

Slate senior editor Andy Bowers explains recent developments in multispectral imaging technology that are being used to read ancient papyrus documents. Scholars at Oxford University in England have announced the technology has yielded exciting finds, allowing researchers to read otherwise illegible fragments of ancient texts.

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Andy Bowers
Andy Bowers oversees Slate's collaboration with NPR?s daytime news magazine, Day to Day. He helps produce the work of Slate's writers for radio, and can also be heard on the program.