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After being hidden for centuries, the secrets within medieval manuscripts might soon come to light.

By fusing two imaging techniques — visible hyperspectral imaging and x-ray fluorescence — an interdisciplinary team of Northwestern University researchers has developed a new, non-destructive technology that gives access to medieval texts hidden inside of ancient bookbindings (watch video).

Between the 15th and 18th centuries, bookbinders recycled the bindings from medieval parchments into new binding...