Lost and Found: The Secrets of ArchimedesMarch 15-June 22, 2014
March 15-June 22, 2014
MaryLou and George Boone Gallery
Archimedes lived in Syracuse, Sicily in the third century B.C. He was a brilliant mathematician, physicist, inventor, engineer, and astronomer. In 10th-century Constantinople (present day Istanbul), an anonymous scribe copied Archimedes' treatises in the original Greek onto parchment. In the 13th century, a monk erased the Archimedes text, cut the pages along the center fold, rotated the leaves 90 degrees and folded them in half.