"Babylonians were using advanced geometry 1,400 years earlier than previously thought." - BBC
One of thousands of tablets in cuneiform writing from Babylon
The more we learn about the ancient world, the more we realize that our understanding of what was going on is inaccurate or only partially correct. The fact that ancient Babylonians could track the path and velocity of Jupiter across the night sky is tantalizing in its implications - and presents researchers with even more questions. Read more.