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Secrets of Ancient Papyrus Fragments Revealed

NPR's Noah Adams speaks with Dirk Obbink, professor of classics at Oxford University in England, about recent technological breakthroughs that allow researchers to read more of the university's collection of ancient papyrus texts. Until recently, many of the documents were illegible, but new multispectral imaging tools are bringing to light words written thousands of years ago.

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Noah Adams, long-time co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, brings more than three decades of radio experience to his current job as a contributing correspondent for NPR's National Desk., focusing on the low-wage workforce, farm issues, and the Katrina aftermath. Now based in Ohio, he travels extensively for his reporting assignments, a position he's held since 2003.