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A Look Inside the Lab Where Scrolls of Herculaneum are Virtually Unrolled

The computer work happening inside the University of Kentucky Davis Marksbury Building is attracting worldwide attention. 

by University of Kentucky
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UK Computer Science Professor and Chair Brent Seales recently made headlines for leading a major breakthrough in reading ancient scrolls.  His digital imaging software will visualize the writing within scrolls of Herculaneum without physically unrolling them.  

While these scrolls are currently being housed in France, Seales is leading the digital imaging process from right here on UK’s campus in the Davis Marksbury Building. 

Watch the “Where I ‘see blue.’” video above to discover why this building fosters an environment where he can share this dynamic research with his students…all while reducing UK’s carbon footprint.