Mesopotamian tablet YBC 7289

2018-04-20T02:59:58Z (GMT) by Alistair Kwan
A tablet thought to be from southern Mesopotamia, 1800 - 1600 BC. The obverse shows calculation of a square's diagonal, by multiplying the side length by the square root of 2. The reverse is not so easily legible, but seems to treat two separate problems.<div><br></div><div>This tablet is in the Yale Babylonian Collection, catalogue number YBC 7289.</div><div><br></div><div>Illustration and animations rendered in <i>Blender</i> by Alistair M. Kwan (University of Auckland) from a scan by Chelsea Alene Graham (Yale University Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage Digitization Lab) using an Artec Spider scanner.</div><div><br></div><div>The animations show the tablet being rotated under static illumination, and the tablet while a light source revolves around a point in front of it. </div>