Archimedes Palimpsest1 dataset
The Archimedes Palimpsest Digital Product provides all the digital information available on the Archimedes Palimpsest in a single digital data set, with a standard structure. Its purposes are threefold:
1. Serve as the authoritative digital data set of images in a standardized format that meets the needs of users, information providers, archives and libraries. 2. Provide derived information (i.e. transcriptions, processing information) in the context of digital images of the original manuscript in a single integrated package. 3. Offer a standard product sustainable by users to which current or future contributors can add additional standardized information (e.g. alternate texts, image analyses or conservation information)
Offsite — The Archimedes Palimpsest is a medieval parchment manuscript, now consisting of 174 parchment folios. While it contains no less than seven treatises by Archimedes, calling it the Archimedes Palimpsest is a little confusing. As it is now, the manuscript is a Byzantine prayerbook, written in Greek, and technically called a euchologion. This euchologion was completed by ...