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."