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Three computer science students used AI to successfully read and translate an ancient Roman scroll from Herculaneum, potentially revealing lost philosophical dialogues and insights from the ancient world.
"Some of these texts could completely rewrite the history of key periods of the ancient world."
The Herculaneum scrolls, severely damaged during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79, are considered the largest surviving library from classical antiquity.
Attempts to read these documents have been unsuccessful until now, as the scrolls would disintegrate if handled.