Syriac Medical Palimpsest Imaging at Walters

(Not the MSS in question, but it sure looks pretty. :-))

Via Michael Thoth's blog on EUREKA!:

Today we begin imaging a Syriac Medical Palimpsest believed to be a work of Galen, with an integrated spectral large-format imaging and LED illumination system. Over the past decade, our imaging capabilities have been refined and adapted in the Archimedes Palimpsest Program and at the Library of Congress. We set up the camera and illumination system yesterday, and with the support of Vincent, a conservator who is an expert in manuscript handling, we hope to begin moving forward with full imaging tomorrow after calibration, focus checks and workflow prototyping today.

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