Scientists Hope to Uncover Secrets of Prayerbook

A team of scientists is using X-ray techniques to try to decipher the text hidden beneath a 13th century Christian prayerbook. They believe that underneath the prayers is a lost original work by the Greek mathematician Archimedes

Researchers believe that a scribe in 13th century Constantinople scraped and covered the original writing which included mathematical theorems and diagrams from the Greek scholar Archimedes. The Archimedes Palimpsest resides at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.

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