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Babylonian Tablet Plimpton 322, c. 1800 BCE

Plimpton_322This mathematical tablet was recovered from an unknown place in the Iraq desert. It can be determined, apparently from its style, that it was written originally sometime around 1800 BCE. It is now located at Columbia University.

Bill Casselman, The history of mathematics

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