>> A glimpse of history viewed through an x-ray machine. Physicists in Switzerland perfecting the technique to help digitize the huge state archive in Venice, much of which is too fragile to touch. The first breakthrough, a testament written and sealed in the 14th century.>> A young lady from Venice, Catherine Sevanario wrote the testament and then the testament was sealed and remained sealed for all these many centuries.
But now, for the first time, we have been able to read inside without opening it.>> 17th Century science scanned layer by layer the eco polytechnique Federaldo DeLozans x-ray and tomography platform. Allowing them to flick through it page by page, comparing the original with the x-ray tomography.>>
So we need a different technique. And we need the non-invasive technique to read this item. We can read them using x-rays. Now, the real challenge is to extract the pages from this tomographic cube and read the single pages. And then we could put the light on our European history,
>> The technique will help preserve and open up the secrets of 50 miles of shelving in the state archive in Venice. A thousand years of history given a digital future.