Monday, December 24, 2007

Are these the Tchacos Codex Facsimiles?

Check this out. Has the National Geographic Society finally uploaded the high resolution full-size images of the Gospel of Judas and the rest of the Tchacos Codex? If so, it was done without much fanfare. Here is the link. My thanks to those at the National Geographic Society who came through for us. Merry Christmas to all!


Judy Redman said...

I downloaded them and opened them up in both The Gimp and Photoshop to look at sizing and resolution. They open as approx 17 x 27.7 inch pages at 72 pixels/in. If this is full size, then they are not high resolution - just web resolution. Most good digital cameras and scanners will give a much higher resolution than this - at least 300 pixels/in. Sometimes my image software decides to open things at a standard 72 pixels/in, but it is opening other images at much higher resolutions, so I can only assume that we have full size low resolution images at the moment.

The lettering is beautifully neat and I am soooo glad I didn't have to try to decipher it!

John Noyce said...

Anyone else surprised by how much white space is in these codex pages?