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Ancient Greece - Archaic Period During the Archaic Period, Greek art was influenced by art from other areas of the world. This is because the Greeks were trading goods with neighboring areas. They were also setting up colonies to their east and west.

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The water clock was invented in Ancient Egypt. It was used to tell time and to measure speeches in the courtroom. The inventor of the water clock was Ctesibius. He was a Greek inventor that lived in Alexandria, Egypt. Ctesibius just did not invent, it he also improved it by adding a float with a rack that turned a toothed wheel. He made the water clock make sounds like a whistling bird, bells, puppets, and other gadgets. Ctesibius lived and invented the water clock in the third century.

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Greek mathematician, scientist and inventor Archimedes regarded as one of the leading scientists and inventor of all time though there are very...

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Mythology picspam - Mnemosyne, goddess of memory (requested by Montecristos)

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Archimedes of Syracuse (Greek: Ἀρχιμήδης; c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC) was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. He is generally considered to be the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one of the greatest of all time.

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Spacers from the Jewelry of Sithathoryunet Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 12 Reign: reign of Senwosret II–Amenemhat III Date: ca. 1887–1813 B.C. Geography: From Egypt, Fayum Entrance Area, el-Lahun (Illahun, Kahun; Ptolemais Hormos), Tomb of Sithathoryunet (BSA Tomb 8), Chamber E, box 1, Egypt Exploration Society excavations, 1914 Medium: Gold

Spacers from the Jewelry of Sithathoryunet Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 12 Reign: reign of Senwosret II–Amenemhat III Date: ca. 1887–1813 B.C. Geography: From Egypt, Fayum Entrance Area, el-Lahun (Illahun, Kahun; Ptolemais Hormos), Tomb of Sithathoryunet (BSA Tomb 8), Chamber E, box 1, Egypt Exploration Society excavations, 1914 Medium: Gold

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Archimedes (287-212 BC) Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer.

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Hypatia (ca. AD 350–370–March 415) Greek Neoplatonist philosopher in Roman Egypt and the first notable woman in mathematics. As head of the Platonist school at Alexandria, she also taught philosophy and astronomy. She was eventually murdered by a Christian mob which accused her of causing religious turmoil.

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Circa 220 B.C., this illustration shows the Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes (c. 287- 212 B.C.), surrounded by armored soldiers who direct mirrors at invading Roman warships. An invention of Archimedes, the mirrors focused the sun's rays to burn the enemy vessels. In addition to this borderline-sci-fi weapon, Archimedes discovered many important principles of math and geometry, such as an accurate calculation of pi.

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Ulfilas-The Visigoths, or West Goths, a warlike people, lived along the Roman frontier west of the Black Sea. After they had been "Christianized," Ulfilas (311-382), their bishop, saw they needed the Bible in their own tongue, "to speak to their hearts." First, Ulfilas had to make an alphabet. He knew that neither the Greek nor the Roman alphabet would fit a Germanic language. He chose from these alphabets only the letters that corresponded to the speech sounds of Visigoth.