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David Livingstone's lost letter deciphered

Postby DarkUFO on Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:50 pm

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
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Re: David Livingstone's lost letter deciphered

Postby Heiots on Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:52 pm

Thanks for this, Dark. David Livingstone is one of my role models. It's great to have his letter deciphered. :)
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Re: David Livingstone's lost letter deciphered

Postby DarkUFO on Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:54 pm

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.
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Re: David Livingstone's lost letter deciphered

Postby Sandiwich11 on Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:10 pm

Cheers Dark, very interesting read :thumbsup:
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Re: David Livingstone's lost letter deciphered

Postby mom on Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:19 pm

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 :)
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