Mesopotamian tablet YBC 7289
datasetposted on 2018-04-20, 02:59 authored by Alistair KwanAlistair 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.
This tablet is in the Yale Babylonian Collection, catalogue number YBC 7289.
Illustration and animations rendered in Blender 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.
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.
PublisherUniversity of Auckland
Spatial coverageSouthern Mesopotamia
- Archaeology of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Levant
- Archival, repository and related studies
- Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
- Digital heritage
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- Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
- Algebraic and differential geometry
Mesopotamian tabletYBC7289Babylonian tabletArchaeology of Europe, the Mediterranean and the LevantArchival, Repository and Related StudiesCurriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classifiedDigital HumanitiesHeritage and Cultural ConservationHistory and Philosophy of EducationHistory and Philosophy of Science (incl. Non-historical Philosophy of Science)Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and PedagogyGeometry