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

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A 3,700-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 …

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