Friday, September 21, 2007

The Archimedes palimpsest

Every thing old is eventually new again.

In the late 1990s, a lost Archimedes manuscript was recovered from a medieval Christian prayer book. It's now being deciphered at Stanford by Israeli scholar
Reviel Netz. He has coauthored a book on the discovery.

G'mar chatimah tovah and tzom qal l'Yom ha-Kippurim!

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