An ancient scroll

Shining a light on the past 科學家找到釋讀碳化卷軸文字方法


They might not look like much, but these are in fact texts from ancient Rome.

Since their discovery 250 years ago, no one has been able to read the so-called Herculaneum scrolls. Open them, and they disintegrate.

Now, scientists in France have made a breakthrough. By firing intense beams of light at the documents, they can see what is written inside.

Experts are overjoyed.

Vocabulary 詞匯:

ancient Rome 古羅馬

scrolls 卷軸

disintegrate 碎裂,破碎

breakthrough 突破

intense 強烈的