Sale of the century?

Gray, Jeremy
June 1999
Mathematical Intelligencer;Summer99, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p12
Academic Journal
Probes into the Archimedes Palimpsest which was purchased at a Christie's auction by an unknown buyer on October 29, 1998 in New York. Background of Greek mathematician Archimedes; Content of the palimpsest; Palimpsest as the only source for Archimedes' manuscripts `Methods' and `Floating Bodies'.


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