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Before Pythagoras: The Culture of Old Babylonian Mathematics, November 12 - December 17, 2010

"This exhibition is the first to explore the world of Old Babylonian mathematics through cuneiform tablets covering the full spectrum of mathematical activity, from arithmetical tables copied out by young scribes-in-training to sophisticated work on topics that would now be classified as number theory and algebra. The pioneering research of Neugebauer and his contemporaries concentrated on the mathematical content of the advanced texts; a selection of archival manuscripts and correspondence offers a glimpse of Neugebauer's research methods and his central role in this “heroic age.”"

Format:  Website
Publisher:  Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
Publication City:  New York
Date:  2010