Use of CCD cameras and red-extended photographic film for inspection and recording of dark papyri

Year: 1993

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;