ANST - archimedes' manuscript...

gtaylor gtaylor at
Fri Dec 1 07:39:07 PST 2000


Thought that some of you might want to check out the story of the
Archimedes Palimpsest.
In the 10th century, someone transcribed Archimedes' work to parchment.
In the 12th century, it was scraped off and reused as a prayer book.  In
the early 1900's, someone noticed this and transcribed it.  Now, folks
are using modern techniques to get a better look at it...


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