This article from Cornell University News Service presents an interdisciplinary effort among physicists and classicists to read a weathered 2000-year-old inscription on stone with x-ray fluorescence. The article describes how a powerful x-ray light source at Cornell produced fluorescence in trace elements in the inscribed stone and includes images showing the original inscription. The article is written for the general public.
X-Ray Fluorescent Recovers Ancient Text. (2007, July 8). Retrieved September 19, 2020, from Cornell Chronicle Online: https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2005/08/x-ray-technology-sheds-light-ancient-stone-inscriptions
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