Monday, July 5, 2010

The first framed fully conserved leaf of the Archimedes Palimpsest


photo, originally uploaded by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts.

Abigail Quandt, Senior Conservator of Manuscripts and Rare Books at The Walters, holds the first completely conserved leaf of the Archimedes Palimpsest. After more than 10 years of service in the cause of Archimedes, this lends a special touch of freedom to this July 4, 2010 weekend.

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