Computer experts to photograph and study medieval manuscripts

Researchers from the University of Kentucky Computer Science department are taking a road trip to England and Spain to photograph medieval manuscripts. They hope to use digital technology to reveal detail in the faded manuscripts that has been previously hidden.

The first stop will be to Lichfield Cathedral in England to image the 8th century Gospel of St. Chad, and a 15th century Wycliffe Bible. From there they will visit El Escorial in Spain to image two 1,000 year old copies of Homer's Illiad.