Ancient jugs hold the secret to practical mathematics in Biblical times

Jun 04, 2012 by

Archaeologists and mathematicians alike have been puzzled for centuries by the use of spherical jugs in trade in the ancient world, and how merchants measured the volume of the commodities they held. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Ancient Texts Part of Earliest Known Documents

Dec 28, 2011 by

A team of scholars has discovered what might be the oldest representation of the Tower of Babel.of Biblical fame, they report in a newly published book.Carved on a black stone, which has already been dubbed the Tower of Babel stele, the inscription dates to 604-562 BCE.   It was found in the collection of Martin [...]

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