Ted : William Noel talks about revealing the lost codex of Archimedes

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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.


*by andreascy*