NUMERALS in Ancient Civilizations

January 2006
World Almanac for Kids;2006, p193
The article discusses numerical systems in ancient civilizations. The Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, Mayan, and Hindu cultures all had their own forms of writing numbers, although several similarities can be seen between several cultures. Roman numerals, for instance, are based on a series of letters that are added up to form larger values and are still used today.


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