Opening November 12, 2010, at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World:
BEFORE PYTHAGORAS: The Culture of Old Babylonian Mathematics
Cuneiform tablets originating in second millennium BCE Babylonian scribal schools preserve exercises and calculations recorded by teachers and pupils, ranging from practical arithmetic to problems well beyond everyday applications. This exhibition presents an unprecedented grouping of tablets from the first golden age of mathematics, highlighting both classroom training and advanced curiosity-driven mathematics.
Further information on the Before Pythagoras exhibition website.