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The Babylonian Cellar Text BM 85200 + VAT 6599 Retranslation and Analysis

  • Jens Høyrup


In a number of earlier publications, I have proposed a new understanding of the Old Babylonian mathematical technique known as “algebra„, concentrating on problems of the second and to some extent of the first degree.1 As a background to the following investigation of a particular text dealing in part with problems of the third degree I shall need a summary of my methods and my main results.


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