Oct 29, 2011

Finding layers of 'Secrets' below the obvious

(Baltimore Sun) The ugliest exhibit in town just now is at the Walters Art Museum. Let me explain. "Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes" is a fascinating show capping 12 years of scholarly research into a rare book that contains texts by that ancient Greek mathematician.
It's the book itself that is a wreck.
What's nearly miraculous is that the book survived at all. The story of how it survived is as striking as the texts it contains. Continued

Photo: Archimedes Thoughtful by Fetti (1620)