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High-tech Tools to Unlock Ancient Treasures


October 13, 2009

historic pillar in Cyprus Thousands of ancient Cyprian artifacts, images and documents will soon be available to view and search online, thanks to a research partnership supported by NSF between Penn State and the Cyprus Institute. The Iconic Image Analysis and Intelligent Search for Cyprian Artifacts project will build tools to enable online searches of ancient artifacts and images. Full Story

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