13th century text hides words of Archimedes
"We'll probably leave something for future scientists to work on."
- Reviel Netz, classics professor/researcher
Baltimore, Maryland, USA - The book cost $2 million at auction, but large sections are unreadable.
Underneath it all, however, is an exceptional treasure � the oldest surviving copy of works by the ancient Greek mathematician and engineer Archimedes of Syracuse, who lived in the 3rd century BC.