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The Archimedes Palimpsest

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Published on Jul 23, 2007

Google TechTalks
March 7, 2006

Will Noel
Roger L. Easton, Jr.
Michael B. Toth

ABSTRACT
The Archimedes Palimpsest is a 10th Century medieval manuscript that is the subject of an ongoing technical, scientific and conservation effort at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Since 1999, the multidisciplinary team has been disbinding, conserving, imaging, analyzing, transcribing and studying the 174 parchment folios -- yielding approximately 400Gb of data to date. The Palimpsest, which the team affectionately calls "Archie," includes at least seven treatises by Archimedes: The only copies of two of his Treatises, /The Method/ and /Stomachion/; the only copy in Greek of /On Floating...

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