These images, produced in 2006, show scans of the Archimedes palimpsest. The first (marked 078v) shows two facing pages of the book. It was created using a technique called image subtraction. The second (081v), made at Stanford's synchrotron radiation laboratory, shows two views of the same page. The left image was created with high-intensity X rays that scanned the front of the page, peering through the paint and gold-leaf of a painting to reveal the original writings beneath. The right image shows a scan made through the back of the same page.   View more images at archimedespalimpsest.org

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