Ancient Babylonian tablet – world’s first trig table


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Ancient Babylonian tablet - world's first trig table

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  Last updated October 3, 2017 at 9:02 am

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UNSW Sydney scientists have discovered the purpose of a famous 3700-year old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing it is the world’s oldest and most accurate trigonometric table, most likely used by ancient mathematical scribes to calculate how to construct palaces, temples and stepped pyramids.



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