Rare Books | December 2020 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Video Fridays: RIT Students Discover Hidden Historic Text

Just a couple of weeks ago, the Rochester Institute of Technology announced that a group of students had discovered a palimpsest using an imaging system that they developed. As they examined a fifteenth-century manuscript leaf using ultraviolet-fluorescence imaging, they discovered ‘hidden’ layers of text. Take two minutes and watch this cool discovery!