An ancient scroll

Shining a light on the past 科学家找到释读碳化卷轴文字方法


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 词汇:

ancient Rome 古罗马

scrolls 卷轴

disintegrate 碎裂,破碎

breakthrough 突破

intense 强烈的