Archimedes Palimpsest


Subject:
Printing, Publishing, and Book Arts , Book Conservation , Manuscripts

Description:
A palimpsest is "a manuscript written on a surface from which one or more earlier writings have been erased as completely as possible." The tenth-century Archimedes Palimpsest is a source for two Archimedes Treatises, "The Method" and "Stomachion," and for the Greek text of "On Floating Bodies." Find background on the manuscript and its conservation, scholarship activities of the Walters Art Museum, and related news items.?? From the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.

Publisher:
Walters Art Museum

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.archimedespalimpsest.org


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