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From the Jerusalem Post:
The nation’s Declaration of Independence was photographed Tuesday in a laboratory at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem using sophisticated technology developed for the Dead Sea Scrolls to preserve the precise visual elements of the historic document for future generations.
The process, which captures the visible region to the near infrared region of the document’s spectrum, will provide information regarding the texture of the material from which the scroll is made, including its ink and topography surface, the Antiquities Authority said.
Pnina Shor, director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Project at the Antiquities Authority, said the technology was developed by the world’s leading scientists, with assistance of the Leon Levy and Arcadia Foundations.
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