The tablets are dated between 350 and 50 BC, which, interestingly enough, places them around the same time that the mental structure was emerging in ancient Greece.
“It’s geometry, which is itself old, but it’s applied in a completely new way, not to fields, or something that lives in real space, but to something that exists in completely abstract space," Ossendrijver said. “Anybody who studies physics would be reminded of integral calculus.”
Which was developed in Europe in 1350, according to historians.
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