TED - William Noel: Revealing the lost codex of Archimedes

Editor: Petter Reinholdtsen
Category: Samfunn
Length: 0:14:54 (filler)
First broadcast: Sept. 20, 2019, 3:23 a.m.

How do you read a two-thousand-year-old manuscript that has been erased, cut up, written on and painted over? With a powerful particle accelerator, of course! Ancient books curator William Noel tells the fascinating story behind the Archimedes palimpsest, a Byzantine prayer book containing previously-unknown original writings from ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes and others.

TED talk downloaded from The Internet Archive.