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Bibil Identifier bibil:246934
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Multispecial Imaging as a Tool for Enhancing the Reading of Ostraca
Author Sober, Barak
Author Faigenbaum, Shira
Author Beit-Arieh, Itzhaq
Author Finkelstein, Israel
Author Moinester, Murray
Author Piasetzky, Eli
Author Shaus, Arie
Journal Palestine Exploration Quarterly (Volume: 146, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 185-197 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A recent study shows that multispectral (MS) imaging can improve the legibility of ostraca. Several examples of Iron Age ostraca unearthed over twenty years ago in Israel (Ḥorvat ʿUza and Ḥorvat Radum) are presented, showing how new images taken with an MS system improve the reading of inscriptions that have significantly faded over time. The article provides instructions for constructing a simple and low-cost MS imaging system that yields comparable results to commercial systems.
DOI 10.1179/0031032814Z.000000000101
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Ostraca
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy
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