Catholic Courier

Digital Unwrapping: Home, Herculaneum, and the Scroll from En-Gedi

Monday, March 6, 2017

7:00 p.m.

RIT Student Alumni Union Ingle Auditorium - 1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Henrietta

RIT College of Sicience John Wiley Jones Distinguished Lectureship is holding a presentation called Digital Unwrapping: Homer, Herculaneum, and the Scroll from En-Gedi. Learn how a team of researchers identified the oldest known copy of the Book of Leviticus besides the Dead Sea Scrolls, dating to the third century. Using micro-CT scans, they were able to read the contents of the fragile En-Gedi scroll. Christianity Today calls this research "the most significant discovery in Biblical archaology in 2015." Brent Seales is chair of the University of Kentucky Department of Computer Science and director of the Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments. His research centers on computer vision and visualization applied to digital restoration of antiquities, surgical technology, and data. The presentation is free and open to the public.