Revealing the Palimpsest

Corneliu Arsene

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An article published in the New York Times on June 1, 2015, described the discovery of a Syriac manuscript that contained the oldest known translation of Galen's On the Mixtures and Powers of Simple Drugs. The text of this manuscript was erased in the eleventh century. Scientists and scholars from around the world are working to recover it. This symposium featured the manuscript itself and presentations by imaging specialists, Syriac scholars, and historians of medicine working to reveal the secrets of this challenging manuscript.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2016
EventRevealing Galen's Simples
- Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia , United States
Duration: 30 Apr 201630 Apr 2016


ConferenceRevealing Galen's Simples
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • Ancient manuscripts
  • History
  • Galen's On Simple Drugs
  • Multispectral Image Processing
  • Syriac Galen Palimpsest
  • Dimensionality Reduction Methods
  • Software


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