Dead Sea Scrolls coming to your couch, thanks to Google

Tagged: Dead Sea Scrolls, google, Off Topic, Technology
Source: Ars Technica - Read the full article
Posted: 3 years 39 weeks ago

"Google and the Israeli Antiquities Authority have teamed up to digitize the Dead Sea Scrolls and make the scans accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. Google, of course, has been scanning books and documents for years as part of its partnership with libraries around the world. Several million dollars will now fund a special implementation of the technology, as the Dead Sea fragments will all be scanned using a NASA-developed imaging system. The scans will be hosted by Google, which will pair them with translation tools." | more