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Eureka! The Archimedes Palimpsest


Tuesday, June 1, 1999Sunday, September 5, 1999


10:00 AM–05:00 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Eureka! The Archimedes Palimpsest

The centerpiece of this focus exhibition was the Archimedes Palimpsest, a rare and important Byzantine manuscript on loan to the Walters.  This manuscript contains the only surviving Greek text of Archimedes's On Floating Bodies, the source for his Method of Mechanical Theorems. The exhibitions contained supporting manuscripts and books and a video produced by the Walters. Click here for more information about continuing research on the Archimedes Palimpsest.