August 04, 2006

Ancient writings revealed

There will be a webcast on August 4, demonstrating new techniques used by scientists to read the Archimedes palimpsest.

"The Archimedes Palimpsest contains seven of the Greek mathematician’s treatises. Most importantly, it is the only surviving copy of On Floating Bodies in the original Greek, and the unique source for the Method of Mechanical Theorems and Stomachion."

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