Lecture/Discussion: Hyperspectral Imaging of Ancient Texts

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November 19, 2012 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Library of Congress (Mumford Room on the 6th floor of the James Madison Building)
101 Independence Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20540

Father Justin Sinaites, the librarian at St. Catherine’s Monastery, and Michael B. Toth, the program manager of the Sinai Palimpsest Project, will discuss how advanced hyperspectral imaging is revealing ancient texts in the library at St. Catherine’s, a remote Greek Orthodox monastery in Egypt’s Sinai desert.

The lecture, sponsored by the Library’s Preservation Directorate, is free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed. For those not able to attend, a limited number of live-webcast “seats” are available. For more information, visit www.loc.gov/preservation/outreach/tops/ancient_text/ancient_text.htm.

For more information: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2012/12-201.html

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