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Trigonometric table found on 3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet

The world's oldest trigonometric table has been found on a 3,700-year-old cuneiform tablet housed at Columbia University. At least 1,000 years before the Greek mathematician Pythagoras looked at a right angled triangle and worked out that the square of the longest side is always equal to the sum of the squares

Babylonian astronomers calculated Jupiter’s motion

Research carried out on cuneiform tablets from the British Museum have revealed that the Babylonians calculated the position of Jupiter between 350-50 B.C. On four of these tablets the distance covered by Jupiter is computed as the area of a figure that represents how its velocity changes with time. None of

Translated cuneiform tablet reveals Noah’s Ark story

3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet has been translated that tells a version of the story of Noah's Ark. While every child's toy and biblical illustration – and the latest film version, due for release later this month and starring Russell Crowe as Noah – shows a big pointy-ended wooden boat, the Babylonian tablet