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Jonas Kaufmann, regarded as the world's best tenor, says he is ready to reward fans waiting for him to sing Verdi's highly demanding Otello by making his debut in the role at London's Royal Opera House in 2017. Kauffman said he is ready for Verdi's jealous Moor, but not for Wagner's naive hero Siegfried — another role his fans are eager for him to take. Ancient papyrus scrolls deciphered The contents of hundreds of papyrus scrolls that were turned into charcoal in the eruption of Italy's Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD have long remained a mystery. That soon may change. Scientists said last week that a sophisticated form of X-ray technology has enabled them to decipher some of the writing in the charred scrolls. Roughly 1,800 of the delicate and brittle scrolls were unearthed in the 1750s. The researchers used a technology similar to CT scan
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