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British scientists are hoping to unlock the secrets of an 'utterly bonkers' 600-year-old scroll that was the inspiration for Game of Thrones.
Known as the Canterbury Roll, the prized 15th-century manuscript is 16 feet (five metres) long and still has many hidden meanings, an expert has said.
Scroll - Hemisphere - Document - History - England
As the only genealogical scroll in the southern hemisphere, this precious document tells the history of England from its fabled beginnings to the late Middle Ages.
The scroll has been at the University of Canterbury in new Zealand for more than 100 years.
Secrets - Text - Team - Prepare - Work
The secrets of the ancient text could soon be revealed as the team prepare 'groundbreaking work that has never before been applied to this type of manuscript', UC Senior Lecturer Dr Chris Jones told news.com.au.
The Roll was first translated by Arnold Wall in 1919. However, his version contains errors, omissions and some quesitonable readings.
Aim - Project - Version - Manuscript - Users
The aim of this project is to present a new version of the manuscript that allows users to access both the Latin transcription and English text which could reveal 'hidden meanings'.
It will be made freely available online so anyone can read the document and contribute to the project.
Stage - University - Website
Stage one is already available on the University website.
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