Book:Archimedes/The Method/Historical Note

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Historical Note on The Method by Archimedes

This work was found by Johan Ludvig Heiberg on a palimpsest in Constantinople in $1906$, having been lost for nearly $1000$ years.

It had originally been written by Archimedes in the form of a letter from Archimedes to his friend Eratosthenes of Cyrene.

The manuscript it appeared on was sold in $1998$ to a private buyer for $2$ million dollars.