Unlocking Scrolls Preserved in Vesuvius' Eruption
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Let's hope for the best.
ETA - Piso sounds quite serious and intellectual - I wonder what are the chances of him having had a copy of the Telegony - always wanted to read that.
""It's always hard to make a precise prediction, but with resources, the scrolls should be readable within the next decade," lead scientist Vito Mocella said.
Mr Mocella said the key to deciphering this extraordinary haul of literature was not so much technology as funding.
"The work we did was voluntary, it was done virtually in our spare time," he said.
Technology was fast advancing to enable scientists to read the scrolls, Mr Mocella said, and pointed to the potential of another non-invasive tool called tomo fluorescence.
But using it "depends on getting the means," he said."