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.

World Heritage Sites connected to 'Famous Palimpsests':

  • Istanbul Archimedes Palimpsest; link
  • Novgorod Novgorod Codex; link
  • Saint Catherine Area Sinaitic Palimpsest ; link
  • Vatican City Arian Fragment; link