3D X-ray to reveal secrets of "unreadable" scroll

"Having the chance to unlock a part of Norfolk history which has been closed to us for maybe hundreds of years feels very special," said Gary Tuson, from the Norfolk Records Office about plans to x-ray a 15th century scroll that is too delicate to unroll.

The scroll was found at Bressingham Manor, but was badly water-damaged, with parts stuck together. Experts will use a process called microtomography, a 3D x-ray which scans the iron and copper used in the ink. The contents of the scroll are expected to be revealed by Christmas 2013.