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3,700-Year-Old Babylonian Stone Tablet Gets Translated, Changes History

Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry! 

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.

Mansfield and his team are, understandably, incredibly proud.

What they discovered is that the tablet is actually an ancient trigonometry table.

Some mathematicians actually think studying the Babylonians back then could help us improve the way we do trigonometry today.

Of course there were the haters...

But all in all, Twitter users were pretty impressed with the Babylonians' skills.

Congratulations to Dr. Mansfield and his team on their incredible discovery...and for making trigonometry exciting!

H/T - Twitter, The Guardian