Revealing the lost codex of Archimedes

Giuseppe Nogari “Archimedes (c.287-212 BC)”

From TED.com:
How do you read a two-thousand-year-old manuscript that has been erased, cut up, written on and painted over? With a powerful particle accelerator, of course! Ancient books curator William Noel tells the fascinating story behind the Archimedes palimpsest, a Byzantine prayer book containing previously-unknown original writings from ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes and others.

See the video here.

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