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Palimpsest

Palimpsest is a term that refers to a manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing (www.lexicon.com). It came from the time when scrolls were made out of goatskins and were difficult and expensive to come by. The manuscripts were scraped clean and new texts written over the original ones. I have always been intrigued by this idea. In this series I explore the essence of the idea.