Particle Accelerator Reveals Ancient Greek Medical Text

Mar 14, 2018

If you’re a history buff, you might not know much particle physics. X-rays from a high-energy lab have revealed ancient Greek medical texts that had been stripped and covered with religious writing. Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have long been using high-powered x-rays at their Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) to analyze ancient texts. The hidden words were a translation of writings by the ancient Greek doctor Galen.