From the BBC: Text reveals more ancient secrets.
Experts are "lost for words" to have found that a medieval prayer book has yielded yet another key ancient text buried within its parchment.
Works by mathematician Archimedes and the politician Hyperides had already been found buried within the book, known as the Archimedes Palimpsest.
But now advanced imaging technology has revealed a third text – a commentary on the philosopher Aristotle. [continue]
Don’t you wish you could go back in time and tell John Myronas: “Wait. Stop! Don’t scrape that parchment. Don’t cut up that book. Find something else to use for a prayer book or just memorize them.” So much lost from small personal libraries to the Library at Alexandria.
Not that I imagine people would be any smarter or act any more intelligently or compassionately. But still….