Can you believe that over 5,500 years ago there were ancient engineers who were much more skilled at math than some of us today? The irrigation systems of the ancient Sumerians and Babylonians were constructed using geometry. They also used their knowledge of math and geometry to solve problems of astronomy. By 2,900 B.C.E. the Egyptians used their knowledge of math and geometry to build the Great Pyramid of Giza. By 300 B.C.E. there was a renowned university in Alexandria (Egypt) complete with famous math instructors. Alexandria was (and still is) located along the Mediterranean Sea, talk about a nice college campus.
Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy – A How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy II – Uncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III – From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:
Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222
Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X
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