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Archimedes’ Oldest Writings Under X-ray Vision

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Title Archimedes’ Oldest Writings Under X-ray Vision
Author Uwe Bergmann
Publisher Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
Release Date 2009
Language English

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Subject Area Physics
Abstract Large parts of Archimedes’ writings were recently deciphered at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource at SLAC. A special x-ray technique showed maps of iron in faint traces of partially erased ink. The x-ray images revealed Archimedes’ writings from some of his most important works that were hidden by twelfth-century biblical texts, mold and forged gold paintings.
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