Blasted by volcano and buried for centuries, ancient scrolls begin to reveal their secrets

January 20, 2015 3:15 PM

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Blasted by volcano and buried for centuries, ancient scrolls begin to reveal their secrets

Photo provided by Nature Publishing group on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 shows close up of Herculaneum Papyrus scroll. Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, holding out the promise that the world’s oldest surviving library may one day reveal all of its secrets. (AP Photo/NPG, Emmanuel Brun) (The Associated Press)

BERLIN – Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, holding out the promise that the world's oldest surviving library may one day reveal all of its secrets.

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