Students Discover Hidden 15th-Century Text on Medieval Manuscripts

Students Discover Hidden 15th-Century Text on Medieval Manuscripts
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Rochester Institute of Technology students discovered lost text on 15th-century manuscript leaves using an imaging system they developed as freshmen. By using ultraviolet-fluorescence imaging, the students revealed that a manuscript leaf held in RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection was actually a palimpsest, a manuscript on parchment with multiple layers of writing.

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