Google to Digitize Dead Sea Scrolls

(Ping! Zine) – Recent reports from cnet claim that the Israel Antiquities Authority has asked Google to digitize one of the earliest known documents, the Dead Sea Scrolls.

As per the deal, Google will scan all 900 manuscripts, which are comprised of over 30,000 pieces.

Google will use infrared and spectral scanning to digitize the scrolls, alleviating concerns that the famous documents will have to endure more light and air exposure, which causes irreversable damage to the paper.

Once the scanning is completed, Google plans to make the scanned document available to the public online, according to our reports.