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Tidings from Before the Flood: how Artificial Intelligence Rediscovers Ancient Babylonian Texts

How much can we learn from our past? And how far back into the past can we draw connections between our predecessors and us? The ancient Mesopotamians, residents of the lands between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates in modern-day Iraq, believed wisdom came from before... click to read more

  • Shai Gordin | Senior Lecturer at Digital Pasts Lab, Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, Ariel University, Ariel, Israel
  • Avital Romach | Research Assistant at Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near East Cultures, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Ethan Fetaya | Senior Lecturer at Department of Engineering, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
Views 515
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 1, 2021
The 1000-year-old mystery of a medieval blue solved!

Lavishly decorated with brightly colored illustrations and ornaments, illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages are a feast for the eyes. To preserve these colors for future generations, our group combines methods from the humanities and the natural sciences. In fact, we want to mimic these... click to read more

  • Maria J. Melo | Professor at LAQV-REQUIMTE and Department of Conservation and Restoration, NOVA School of Science and Technology of NOVA University Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Paula Nabais | Junior Researcher at LAQV-REQUIMTE and Department of Conservation and Restoration, NOVA School of Science and Technology of NOVA University Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Teresa Sequeira Carlos | Science Communicator at LAQV-REQUIMTE, NOVA School of Science and Technology of NOVA University Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Views 1050
Reading time 3 min
published on Mar 3, 2021