Wednesday, August 02, 2006

X-ray fluorescence

This report of work done on imaging the famous Archimedes Palimpsest (one page of which, if memory serves, is in the University Library here via the Tischendorf collection) looks interesting.


  1. There is more info here:
    (there is some discussion of Tischendorf's interest in it - he seems to have stolen the one leaf which is now in Cambridge: which has a photo of the leaf: C.U.L. Ms. Add. 1879.23).

  2. This is very interesting. Do they have to have iron-based ink to do this, or does it work with carbon as well?

  3. Hi,
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    x-ray fluorescence