Dive into a math mystery that's shaking up history

We've all learned about the Pythagorean theorem. But was Pythagoras truly its pioneer?

Pythagoras, from 570 BCE, might not have been the OG genius behind the theorem.

Meet tablet IM 67118 from 1770 BCE, showcasing the theorem way before Pythagoras' era.

Another tablet from 1800–1600 BCE hints the Babylonians were ahead in this math game.

Using a unique base 60 system, they seemed to understand the theorem and some square-related concepts.

Using a unique base 60 system, they seemed to understand the theorem and some square-related concepts.

Pythagoras' fans might've credited him even for discoveries he didn't make.

Due to reverence, discoveries at the Pythagoras school were often attributed to the man himself.

Proving that mysteries can be found even in numbers, centuries apart.

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