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X-rays uncover medieval manuscripts inside book bindings

6 June 2016

Joris Dik and Erik Kwakkel joined forces for an innovative, interdisciplinary research on hidden writings from the Middle Ages inside book bindings. Book binders in the sixteenth and seventeenth century commonly used shredded medieval manuscript to strengthen their book bindings. The new x-ray technique allows to make these writings visible and legible. The project has been financed by a project subsidy from De Jonge Akademie.  

The English newspaper The Guardian interviewed both scientists about the project. Read further > 

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