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    A real treasure found by an inspirational treasure hunter!

    This is a treasure of profound historical, scientific, intrinsic and material value, and was found over 100 years ago by Edgar Banks, the inspiration for Indiana Jones. There's also a vital point in this that we must avoid historical snobbery -- the idea that we are so far advanced from the generations and peoples that preceded us. I'd appreciate thoughts shared here on this fascinating article!

    3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet rewrites the history of maths - and shows the Greeks did not develop trigonometry

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    Give more information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honest Samuel View Post
    Give more information.
    did you read the article on the attached link? If so, what additional information are you interested in?

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    Just a note, some of us prefer not to open links due to possible virus activity, just saying, IMO
    Maybe cut and past the article?
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    A real treasure found by an inspirational treasure hunter!

    Can confirm link is to The Telegraph (British newspaper) and is safe.

    Brits have decoded a 3000 yr old tablet and discovered Babylonians were calculating angles with a greater precision than the Greeks did a milennia later. Makes sense to me - when a god-king wants a palace or ziggurat built, it's gonna be the chief engineer's head on a spike if the queen's bathroom wall is lopsided. Powerful motivator to get your math right !

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanmateo View Post
    Just a note, some of us prefer not to open links due to possible virus activity, just saying, IMO
    Maybe cut and past the article?
    My apologies - the key points are below and there is more in the article. Or, you can google "3700 Babylonian trigonometry" and get a number of optional news sources:

    A3,700-year-old clay tablet has proven that the Babylonians developed trigonometry 1,500 years before the Greeks and were using a sophisticated method of mathematics which could change how we calculate today.
    The tablet, known as Plimpton 332, was discovered in the early 1900s in Southern Iraq by the American archaeologist and diplomat Edgar Banks, who was the inspiration for Indiana Jones.
    The true meaning of the tablet has eluded experts until now but new research by the University of New South Wales, Australia, has shown it is the world’s oldest and most accurate trigonometric table, which was probably used by ancient architects to construct temples, palaces and canals.

 

 

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