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Thursday, January 28

Babylonia and Uruk : Ancient Culture May Have Used Advanced Geometry to Plot Jupiter's Path, Study Says

Now analysis of clay cuneiform tablets found in Babylonia and Uruk shows they could predict the position of celestial bodies using advanced geometric techniques thought to have been invented in 14th-century Europe...
The writings describe two intervals after Jupiter appears along the horizon, projecting the planet’s position at 60 and 120 days.......
..We now know they were using geometry in an abstract sense, to define time and velocity, "In all of these texts, the zodiac, invented in Babylonia near the end of the 5th century BCE, is used as a coordinate system for computing celestian positions."
14th-century European scholars in Oxford and Paris who had been credited with developing time-velocity geometric predictions were over a thousand years behind their ancient Babylonian peers.
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