Babylonian Mathematics – the math of astrology
This unit looks at Babylonian mathematics. This is the origins of our base 60 – in other words, telling time, longitude and latitude degrees and minutes as well as the degrees and minutes in your astrological chart. You will learn how a series of discoveries have enabled historians to decipher stone tablets and study the various techniques the Babylonians used for problem-solving and teaching. The Babylonian problem-solving skills have been described as remarkable and scribes of the time received a training far in advance of anything available in medieval Christian Europe 3000 years later.