Ostracon with Mathematical Text

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 11 September 2019
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The Greek inscription on this fragment of ceramic (ostracon) mentions a list of exercises of numbers, from 83 to 52. The Greek numerals are compared with the numbered words. From Egypt, precise provenance is unknown. Byzantine period, 6th century CE. It is on display at the Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, September 11). Ostracon with Mathematical Text. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11162/ostracon-with-mathematical-text/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Ostracon with Mathematical Text." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 11, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11162/ostracon-with-mathematical-text/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Ostracon with Mathematical Text." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 11 Sep 2019. Web. 04 Aug 2021.