Posted by: Alexandre Borovik | November 27, 2010

Babylonian Tablets That Survived Millenniums

A very useful article in NYT, on an exhibition of Babylonian mathematical clay tablets in the New York University. Like that one:

Tablet illustrating Pythagoras' Theorem and the square root of 2. Old Babylonian Period (19th-17th century BCE). Yale Babylonian Collection YBC 7289

[With thanks to muriel]

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