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    Like receiving a fax from the 3rd Century BC: Archimedes texts

    BBC: X-rays reveal Archimedes secrets

    A series of hidden texts written by the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes are being revealed by US scientists.

    Until now, the pages have remained obscured by paintings and texts laid down on top of the original writings.
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    It seems alot of acient works got this treatment who knows what is still out there.

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    Later, forgers in the 20th Century added gold paintings of religious imagery to try to boost the value of the tome.

    The result was the near total obliteration of the original texts apart from faint traces of the ink used by the 10th Century Scribe.
    This is a case of too stupid to let live. Had they known what it really is, they could have asked almost any price and still found a buyer.
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    I just wanted to chime in and let everyone know, if you don't already know: http://www.exploratorium.edu/archimedes/webcast.html


    Starts in a few moments.

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