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David Livingstone's lost letter deciphered

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:50 pm
by DarkUFO
The undecipherable wording on a letter written by David Livingstone has been decoded for the first time.

The contents of an "indecipherable" letter written by David Livingstone shortly before he met Henry Stanley have been revealed for the first time.

Livingstone's writing had faded so badly it was impossible to read but scientists used spectral imaging technology to recover the text.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/10459263.stm

Re: David Livingstone's lost letter deciphered

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:52 pm
by Heiots
Thanks for this, Dark. David Livingstone is one of my role models. It's great to have his letter deciphered. :)

Re: David Livingstone's lost letter deciphered

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:54 pm
by DarkUFO
Heiots wrote:Thanks for this, Dark. David Livingstone is one of my role models. It's great to have his letter deciphered. :)


Yep, pretty cool stuff.

Re: David Livingstone's lost letter deciphered

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:10 pm
by Sandiwich11
Cheers Dark, very interesting read :thumbsup:

Re: David Livingstone's lost letter deciphered

PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:19 pm
by mom
Livingstone wrote: "I am terribly knocked up but this is for your own eye only: In my second childhood [referring to his lack of teeth - several of which he extracted himself] a dreadful old fogie. Doubtful if I live to see you again."

I love this sort of history thanks for sharing Dark :)