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Archive for August, 2006

More from the “Jurassic Park of Manuscripts”

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006
archimedes palimpsest © Anonymous owner of the Archimedes Palimpsest/Walters Art Museum

My new article for National Geographic News, Archimedes’ Secrets Revealed by Atom Smasher, tells of how X-rays from a particle accelerator are helping historians read new parts of the Archimedes Palimpsest. This is the same book I talked about last year in my radio piece for the SETI institute show.


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