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A Closer Look (Beneath The Surface) #189348

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 20, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The scientific project uncovering the writings of third century B.C. Greek mathematician and physicist Archimedes outlined; map shown of the route of the sole copy of his work.

(Baltimore, Maryland: Ned Potter) The two-million dollar mystery about the prayer book containing the text of Archimedes reviewed; details given of how modern technology is being used to restore the text; sample pages shown. [Rochester Institution of Technology Roger EASTON - comments on the significance of the book.] [Walters Art Gallery curator William NOEL - says trace elements of the ink remained.] [Johns Hopkins University Bill CHRISTEN-BARRY - says it is an archaeological project to remove the text on top on Archimedes' writing.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned
Duration:
00:03:50

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