The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 3289

21. Reputed Tomb of Archimedes, Syracuse

Object details

Alternate titles

The Alleged Tomb of Archimedes, Syracuse, Sicily

Image size: h 16.9cm x w 21.2cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera

Inscription: title and signature in ink; in pencil, verso, 421

Matilda Talbot 1934

Owner: National Science and Media Museum

Object owner number: 1937-2139

Collection: Science Museum Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 3289

21. Reputed tomb of Archimedes, Syracuse

Location: Sicily

Keywords: Italy

The alleged tomb of the mathematician, Archimedes, is more likely to be a Roman columbarium (burial chamber) built centuries after his death.