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Subject: Is it possible to playback 'recordings' made in ancient pottery?

Date: Sun Jan 2 16:45:06 2000
Posted by John Hunter
Grade level: undergrad School: No school entered.
City: Indpls State/Province: IN Country: USA
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 946853106.Eg

I've recently read that the ancient Egyptians used diamonds to shape glass 
and pottery and that it's been theorized it may be possible to use a laser 
to "play back" the grooves so-etched as though they were a recording.

Is this possible and if so, has it been attempted?

Thank you very much in advance.

John Hunter
a very curious armchair historian

Re: Is it possible to playback 'recordings' made in ancient pottery?

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