Mary Beard uncovers how Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents is using an innovative technique to shed new light on ancient artefacts.

Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient World – presented by Mary Beard

Mary Beard uncovers Alan Bowman’s groundbreaking work at Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents — where the use of an innovative technique known as Reflectance Transformation Imaging is helping to shed new light on ancient artefacts, revealing secrets hidden for thousands of years.

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By Doug Adams
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This is an interesting subject but the subtitles are dreadful, I'm afraid. It is next to impossible to follow the story from them alone. Shame.

By Steb Fisher
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Excited by this new technology and frustrated by the video, which did not make clear the specific examples and the new information which can be gleaned.

By john.garth
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In reply to Doug Adams: the subtitles to this video are not produced by the University or the film makers, but are automatically generated by YouTube using speech recognition technology and are switched on by default. We feel it is better to have some subtitling inaccuracies than no subtitles at all.
— John Garth, Oxford Today web editor

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