Quantcast

Posts Tagged: digital library

Virgil for All

By

As part of its ongoing project to digitize its library of more than 80,000 manuscripts, the Vatican has recently digitized a 1,600-year-old edition of Virgil’s Aeneid. Only 76 pages survive what was likely a complete collection of Virgil’s work. Part of the drive to digitize comes from the hope that with digital copies of rare, ancient […]

...more

Rediscovering the Forgotten

By

The drive to digitize ancient manuscripts is growing quickly, and in the process, scholars are discovering works they never realized they had. The current technology is good enough that scholars can make sense of scrolls too delicate to be unrolled, charred or blackened by fire, or painted over. Among the discoveries are “never-before-seen versions of […]

...more