Archaeology breakthrough as AI to help scholars decode scrolls scorched by Mount Vesuvius

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Artificial Intelligence has been identified as a potential way of reading 2,000-year-old scrolls buried by a volcanic eruption. An eruption at Mount Vesuvius was thought to have turned documents into charcoal. The Herculaneum Papyri now holds letters believed to have belonged to the family of Julius Caesar. Documents were discovered in 1752 but attempts to unfurl the charred scrolls proved unsuccessful. The collection is also believed to contain thousands of ancient texts, possibly including works by Aeschylus and Sappho. Four passages have now been deciphered by a trio of students who used AI…

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