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Exhibition: Before Pythagoras - The Culture of Old Babylonian Mathematics

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  • Charles E. Jones
    Exhibition: Before Pythagoras - The Culture of Old Babylonian Mathematics Exhibition opens November 12, 2010 at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient
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      Exhibition: Before Pythagoras - The Culture of Old Babylonian Mathematics

      Exhibition opens November 12, 2010 at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.

      Cuneiform tablets originating in second millennium BCE Babylonian scribal schools preserve exercises and calculations recorded by teachers and pupils, ranging from practical arithmetic to problems well beyond everyday applications. This exhibition presents an unprecedented grouping of tablets from the first golden age of mathematics, highlighting both classroom training and advanced curiosity-driven mathematics.

      More information on this exhibition will be forthcoming on the ISAW Exhibitions page:
      http://www.nyu.edu/isaw/exhibitions.htm

      This exhibition was made possible through the support of the Leon Levy Foundation.

      -Chuck Jones-
      ISAW - NYU
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