Author Topic: Roman library at Pompeii  (Read 446 times)

besilarius

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on: December 21, 2020, 01:15:52 PM
The scrolls of a personal library at Pompeii have been known for over a hundred years.  They were charred by the eruption and too fragile to be opened.
The TV show NOVA just showed how a charred scroll from the Judean desert was read.
A Aa computerT scanCT gvgve A imag that a program unravelled.program is Dead Sea Scroll Detectives.

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Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 09:35:06 PM

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 09:49:47 PM
Watch, it'll be dirty Roman limericks or Minotaur furry pr0n.  :2funny:



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Reply #3 on: January 12, 2021, 06:34:58 AM
There was a young girl from Pompeii...................

I erm, forget the rest. ::)

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Reply #4 on: January 12, 2021, 08:34:13 AM
Something about Dr. Bombay...

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Reply #5 on: January 12, 2021, 08:41:35 AM
I know the tune, but the lyrics escape me.

“O Lord God, let me not be disgraced in my old days.”

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