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Reviel Netz's two-volume Archimedes Palimpsest books published

Classics Professor Reviel Netz has worked for several years with fellow classicists, scientists, conservators and others to uncover the secrets of The Archimedes Pamipsest, the oldest known copy of the works of a seminal figure in the history of science and methematics. Following on the 2009 publication of The Archimedes Codex, Netz and co-editors Willaim Noel, Natalie Tchernetska, and Nigel Wilson have published The Archimedes Palimpsest. This large format, two-volume project was published by Cambridge University Press for The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. The first volume surveys the Palimpsest's history and the projects' scientific findings. The second volume provides transcriptions of the hitherto unknown texts contained in the Palimpsest, accompanied by facsimiles of the processed images from which these transcriptions were constructed. The books were published to coincide with an exhibition at The Walters entitled "Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes," which ran through January 1, 2012. 

More information about ongoing work on the palimpsest may be found at ArchimedesPalimpsest.org.