stars hidden in plain sight

Who says that beauty can’t be truth, that art can’t be science? It seems that a scientist at LSU has “found the long-lost sky catalog of Hipparchus”: in plain sight. Specifically, it’s on a statue called the “Famese Atlas”:, a depiction of Atlas holding up the sky. Apparently the sculptor used one of Hipparchus’ catalogs to lay out the constellations on the 7-foot statue’s globe, with enough accuracy that the sky depicted can be dated to within 50 years.