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Why did Sumerians use the sexagesimal system?
TIL that 60 is countable using the fingers of both hands, and this ancient Mesopotamian counting technique is still used in India, Pakistan, Indochina, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Syria and Egypt apparently
sexagesimal  12  60  counting  fingers  history  sumerian  mesopotamia 
16 days ago by jm

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