Palimpsest Imaging

The Archimedes Palimpsest is a privately owned medieval manuscript. It contains unique texts from the ancient world that were erased in the thirteenth century. The most important of these are treatises by the ancient Greek mathematician, Archimedes. An international project to recover the texts in the manuscript was based at The Walters Art Museum between 1999 and 2012, and is now complete. is website dedicated to the Archimedes Palimpsest Project, designed to provide information both for specialists and the general public, since 2000. This website contains the core results of ten years work on the Archimedes Palimpsest. It is an integrated digital product, containing images of the Archimedes Palimpsest, transcriptions made from those images of unique ancient texts, associated metadata and supporting documentation – launched in 2008, updated in 2011. is a website contains the core data and image documentation for a Syriac palimpsest containing medical texts, also privately owned, and  including unique chapters of Galen, On Simple Drugs, 2010.