Day 38 – The first recorded plant collectors were the soldiers in the army of Thothmes III, Pharoh of Egypt, 3,500 years ago. In the temple of Karnak thses soldiers are depicted bringing back 300 plants as booty from Syria.
Rhind Mathematical Papyrus. This document is one of the main sources of our knowledge of Egyptian mathematics. It dates from around 1650 BC, but the scribe Ahmes states that he copied it from an earlier document dating from the XII-th dynasty - around 1800 BC. It begins as follows: