Did You Know: How Egyptians Rocked the World of Science Long Before the Greeks

There is a commonly held modern view that a handful of Greeks from the sixth and fifth century B.C were the pioneer of modern science. It is undoubtedly true that they attempted to explain natural phenomena in nonreligious and rational ways and coined technical terms for them, and they passed their scientific ideological knowledge to … Continue reading Did You Know: How Egyptians Rocked the World of Science Long Before the Greeks

Did You Know : The History of Egyptian Mathematics – Part II

Egyptian Numerals: In my previous article we discussed an overview of the Ancient Egyptian mathematics : Part I where we saw a glimpse of the only evidences we have : The Rhind and Moscow papyri. We will discuss more detailed analysis of these evidences. But in order to truly understand Egyptian Mathematics, it is important to … Continue reading Did You Know : The History of Egyptian Mathematics – Part II

Did You Know : The History of Egyptian Mathematics – Part I

An Overview: The early Egyptians settled along the fertile Nile valley as early as about 6000 BC, and they began to record the patterns of lunar phases and the seasons, both for agricultural and religious reasons. The Pharaoh’s surveyors used measurements based on body parts to measure land and buildings very early in Egyptian history, … Continue reading Did You Know : The History of Egyptian Mathematics – Part I