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"Hi-tech imaging could reveal lost texts"
Hi-tech imaging could reveal lost texts
trefwoorden: Frankrijk - Chartres - middeleeuwen - teksten - 12e eeuw
A unique library of medieval manuscripts, devastated by fire during World War II and considered lost by scholars, could be restored using technology developed to study the surface of planets.
The medieval library at Chartres, France, was destroyed in an allied bombing raid on the evening of 26 May, 1944. The collection, then housed in an annexe of Chartres town hall, comprised around 2,000 medieval books and parchments, many of which dated to the 12th Century. The library was considered a national treasure and a good proportion of the works were unpublished.
Lees verder bij: BBC News (4 juli 2003)