The Archimedes Palimpsest

Introduction to the Archimedes Image Bank

This section of the website is designed to give scholars quick access to images that they need for their research purposes. No explanations for these images are given. The images can be downloaded, but users should be warned that some of the files are large. All images are licensed for free use under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Access Rights. It is requested that copies of any research based on these images be sent to

For non-scholars and scholars alike, we also have a narrative about the imaging processes used to create this data.