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    Decoded at last: The 'classical Holy Grail'

    Decoded at last: The 'classical Holy Grail'



    Monday, 18 April, 2005

    For more than a century, it has caused excitement and frustration in equal measure - a collection of Greek and Roman writings so vast it could redraw the map of classical civilisation. If only it was legible. Now, in a breakthrough described as the classical equivalent of finding the holy grail, Oxford University scientists have employed infra-red technology to open up the hoard, known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri, and with it the prospect that hundreds of lost Greek comedies, tragedies and epic poems will soon be revealed. In the past four days alone, Oxford's classicists have used it to make a series of astonishing discoveries, including writing by Sophocles, Euripides, Hesiod and other literary giants of the ancient world, lost for millennia. They even believe they are likely to find lost Christian gospels, the originals of which were written around the time of the earliest books of the New Testament. The original papyrus documents, discovered in an ancient rubbish dump in central Egypt, are often meaningless to the naked eye - decayed, worm-eaten and blackened by the passage of time.

    But scientists using the new photographic technique, developed from satellite imaging, are bringing the original writing back into view. Academics have hailed it as a development which could lead to a 20 per cent increase in the number of great Greek and Roman works in existence. Some are even predicting a "second Renaissance". Christopher Pelling, Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Oxford, described the new works as "central texts which scholars have been speculating about for centuries"
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    Well that trips MY trigger!

    Seriously. Can't wait to see what's uncovered.

    Wonder if the collection will be published...
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    Word has it, it has been discovered that it reads Van Halen to Tour in 2007. LOL.
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    If ONLY that were the case...

    Then we'd know, once and for all, never to put stock in prophecy again...
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    Maybe the Oakland 81 Show is in there...
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    Damn, that's a pretty significant and exciting discovery if it does indeed prove so fruitful.
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    May prove more accurate than "The Da Vinci Code"
    I am sure Dan Brwon with all the money he has made from his books may buy it and copy it.
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    May prove more accurate than "The Da Vinci Code"
    I am sure Dan Brown with all the money he has made from his books may buy it and copy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stratogibson
    Maybe the Oakland 81 Show is in there...
    I figured the decoded message was "Drink more Ovaltine"

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    Maybe the message was "Gary was the singer you should have stuck with"
    Stranger things have been found...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stratogibson
    Maybe the Oakland 81 Show is in there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrussou812
    I figured the decoded message was "Drink more Ovaltine"
    LOL! Well done, russ, well done! wouldn't that be some shit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sisca
    LOL! Well done, russ, well done! wouldn't that be some shit?
    Great reference! Too bad only 2 of us got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrussou812
    I figured the decoded message was "Drink more Ovaltine"
    Are the scrolls French? Weren't they found in a crate marked, FRAGILE?
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    Oui, We French have beaten you Eeeengleesh hamster-molesters. We have had zees documents trazlateeed for many yeeeears .

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