The Khabouris Codex
Better Light Scanning Back Used to Create an Unparalleled, High-Resolution
Digital Record of a Thousand Year Old Aramaic Canon of the New Testament

Below are examples of the same page photographed in "white light" with an infrared-blocking filter; under ultraviolet lamps with an infrared-blocking filter; and under ultraviolet lamps with an infrared blocking filter and a Wratten #12 Yellow filter.

"Ultraviolet can bring out detail due to how the parchment reacts to it", Eric Rivera explains." Using the Better Light Super6K Monochrome camera (no RGB filters over the sensor), we discovered that when we filtered out the infrared and blocked all other light sources, we could capture the fluorescence of the parchment by exposure to black light. The ink does not fluoresce. It's lack of UV response makes it possible to see the latent text in portions of the parchment where the ink faded."

"WHITE LIGHT" illumination using 5000 Kelvin fluorescent lamps and Better Light's standard Infrared-blocking filter on the camera lens.
ULTRAVIOLET illumination only, using special ultraviolet fluorescent lamps and the Better Light IR-blocking filter to prevent any influence of infrared contamination.
ULTRAVIOLET illumination only using special ultraviolet lamps and IR-blocking lens filter, and a Wratten #12 Yellow filter to further increase the contrast.
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