Skip to comments.13th century text hides words of Archimedes
Posted on 05/11/2007 1:32:53 AM PDT by dbehsman
THE book cost $2 million at auction, but large sections are unreadable.
Some of its 348 pages are torn or missing and others are covered with sprawling purple patches of mildew. Sooty edges and water stains indicate a close escape from a fire.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
I was surprised to see a quality article appearing in the Los Angeles Times.
ping for after work!
I won’t give the slimes a hit ... what does the article reveal about Archimedes we didn’t know before?
There was a feature show on the History channel about this a year ago. There should be a web site. Looking....
Archimedes died in 212 BC, when Syracuse was sacked by the Romans. Legend holds that he was drawing figures in the sand. "Don't disturb my circles," he supposedly told the soldier who killed him.
I find it interesting that people and liberal newspaper can take a text, by their own admission, written 400-500 years after the fact as something close to the truth but ignore the Bible that can be traced to their original authors (or pretty darn close) and are unchanged...
Got it, thanks.
Thanks for the topic and ping. You’re right, this one has popped in the media up more than the Antikythera mechanism, and Google often isn’t enough to find ‘em on FR:
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National Geographic News | April 26, 2007 | Kate Ravilious
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