Use of CCD cameras and red-extended photographic film for inspection and recording of dark papyri
Authors: Andorlini I., Menci G., Bertani D., Cetica M., Poggi P.
Autors Affiliation: Istituto Papirologico G. Vitelli, via degli Alfani 46/48, 50121 Firenze, Italy;
Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy
Abstract: Dark papyri are often difficult to decipher because of the lack of contrast between writing and background. Good results are obtained in the far-red near-infrared spectral band.The use of modern CCD Tv cameras and films for aerial photography in this band is described as a flexible tool for inspection and fine grain photographic recording, respectively. A dark papyrus has been examined. Images taken in this pectral band are shown to demonstrate the improvement in legiblility.
Volume: 2 Pages from: 115 to: 122
KeyWords: papyri; digital imaging;