Trying to read a very old message

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - August 25, 2009

Now, University of Kentucky computer experts are trying to read it.

The researchers have made CAT scans of Roman scrolls that were buried in a volcanic eruption 2,000 years ago.

The scrolls haven't been read, or even unrolled since the year 79 A.D.

The researchers tell the Lexington Herald-Leader they'll use the scans to create 3-D images of the scrolls.

At first the scientists thought there might be an object wrapped inside the papyrus.

Computer scientist Brent Seales says they were a little disappointed when the didn't find something "weird wrapped up in one."

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