Greeks 'borrowed Egyptian numbers'

The astronomers, physicists and mathematicians of ancient Greece were true innovators. But one thing it seems the ancient Greeks did not invent was the counting system on which many of their greatest thinkers based their pioneering calculations. New research suggests the Greeks borrowed their system known as alphabetic numerals from the Egyptians, and did not develop it themselves as was long believed.

2003-09-15

 ancient Egypt ancient Greece number writing

Return to the linkmark list.