MegaVision Images Dead Sea Scroll Fragment in Minneapolis
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 27 - MegaVision Inc. announced that it will participate this week in the imaging of a fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul.
The fragment was brought to the museum by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) to go on display as part of the museum's special exhibit on the Dead Sea Scrolls. The MegaVision EurekaVision system captured the images. MegaVision President Ken Boydston worked with Pnina Shor, Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls Project for the IAA.
The Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of scrolls--including texts from the Bible--were discovered in 1947 near the ancient settlement of Qumran. They are dated to be 2,000 years old and were found inside the caves in clay jars. In the years since, fragments have been on display in the United States only 13 times and photographed only once (in the 1950s).
The EurekaVision process involves the use of high-resolution photography and multi-spectral image capture with 12 or more spectral bands using narrow-bank LED illumination. The treasure is subjected to only enough light energy to expose a highly sensitive monochrome sensor.
The technology provides a technique of imaging with optimum sensitivity to the ancient material.
The photographing of rare and damaged manuscripts is an area of expertise for MegaVision, and the company's services are regularly requested by both private organizations and governmental agencies engaged in cultural heritage imaging.
For further information:
CONTACT: Jennifer Boydston, Administrative Assistant, at MegaVision Corporation, 805-964-1400.