Famous Palimpsests

A palimpsest is a manuscript page from a scroll or book from which the text has been scraped off and which can be used again. The removed texts are reconstructable with forensic technology and are often of great historic value.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Istanbul Archimedes Palimpsest
Novgorod Novgorod Codex
Saint Catherine Area Sinaitic Palimpsest
Vatican City Arian Fragment


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  2. Link at least 3 different sites
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