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Photo Gallery: Padua Fresco Puzzle Pieced Back Together
galileopark.it/ Massimo Malaguti

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Photo Gallery: Padua Fresco Puzzle Pieced Back Together

Bombed Fresco Using Math To Piece Together a Lost Treasure

In 1944, a bombing raid almost completely destroyed an enormous Padua church fresco that dated back to the Renaissance and had once been admired by Goethe. Some 88,000 tiny pieces of plaster were rescued from the rubble, and a mathematician has managed to piece some of the masterpiece back together.