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Towards the Creation of generalised Computational Models for the Characterisation of inks used in Byzantine Manuscripts

Vassiliki Kokla, Vassilis Konstantinou, Alexandra Psarrou
Harrow School of Computer Science, University of Westminster, Watford Road, Harrow HA1 3TP, UK
Athina Alexopoulou
School of Conservation, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Ag. Spiridona, 12210, GREECE







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