Archimedes sent a fax to XXI century

 Image of the Week

Archimedes sent
a fax to XXI century

By Bora Zivkovic | September 26, 2011

 

High powered x-rays of a 10th century
prayer book reveal one of two surviving texts by the ancient Greek
mathematician Archimedes. The book has been dubbed Archimedes’ Palimpsest and
will be on display starting next month at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore,
MD. William Noel, who spearheaded the effort to reveal the hidden text, notes
that watching the x-ray scan results come in real-time was “like receiving a
fax from the 3rd Century B.C.”

 

 

Source: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/image-of-the-week/2011/09/26/archimedes-sent-a-fax-to-xxi-century/

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