Link: The Lost Codex of Archimedes

William Noel at TEDx in Dubai gave a [terrific overview] of the history of the lost Archimedes codex and how a small team of researchers has managed to recover it — even more interesting, they recovered the six other manuscripts which were bound with, as reused pages for a prayer book. Two of those other six manuscripts were unique contributions to our knowledge of the ancient world.

: http://www.ted.com/talks/william_noel_revealing_the_lost_codex_of_archimedes.html