Ancient Engineers 5,500 Years Ago

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.

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With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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