Okay – maybe a little more than 200 years, still…
This has nothing to do with modern geek tech, but it’s still really incredible. I picked this up from Digg – Archaeologists get ancient audio from grooves on Pompeii pottery.
I wish I could understand the french in the video to catch the full import.
I’m guessing the very act of spiraling the grooves into that pot had enough texture from the vibrations in the air that we could pick it up. It’s really amazing listening to that snippet of audio – to think, that could be – I’ll even say probably is! – an audio recording of SPOKEN ROMAN LATIN from Pompeii. That’s just amazing!!!
I know that design motif wasn’t terribly uncommon – so can this be redone to get other audio snippets from the past!?