Re: The Next Age of Discovery

From: Marion Gunn (
Date: Tue May 12 2009 - 06:06:54 CDT

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    Anyone on this list know which of the ancient literary treasures housed
    until 8 yrs ago in Baghdad repositories have been salvaged, and in which
    repositories (outside of Iraq) they are currently located?

    Scríobh Eric Muller:
    > In a 21st-century version of the age of discovery, teams of computer
    > scientists, conservationists and scholars are fanning out across the
    > globe in a race to digitize crumbling literary treasures. In the
    > process, they're uncovering unexpected troves of new finds, including
    > never-before-seen versions of the Christian Gospels, fragments of
    > Greek poetry and commentaries on Aristotle. [...]

    Marion Gunn * eGteo (Estab.1991)
    27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn, Baile an
    Bhóthair, An Charraig Dhubh,
    Co. Átha Cliath, Éire/Ireland
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