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Lead ink used on Herculaneum scrolls will make them readable

Metallic ink has been found on some fragments of papyrus scrolls carbonized in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Scientists now entertain the possibility that many of the 800 Herculaneum scrolls in the ancient library may be readable.

At Herculaneum, memories return of Philippine volcanic eruption Special

Ercolano - The ancient town of Herculaneum is clean and dry, almost unravaged by time, yet the unspeakable horror that had visited it in 79 AD is evident in what has been preserved by boiling mud from nearby Mt. Vesuvius.
 

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