How Africa Civilized Europe; How Europe is in Denial

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Greeks ‘borrowed Egyptian numbers’

By Paul Rincon
BBC Science

The astronomers, physicists and mathematicians of ancient Greece were true innovators.

But one thing it seems the ancient Greeks did not invent was the counting system on which many of their greatest thinkers based their pioneering calculations. New research suggests the Greeks borrowed their system known as alphabetic numerals from the Egyptians, and did not develop it themselves as was long believed.

Greek alphabetic numerals were favoured by the mathematician and physicist Archimedes, the scientific philosopher Aristotle and the mathematician Euclid, amongst others.

Trade explosion

An analysis by Dr Stephen Chrisomalis of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, showed striking similarities between Greek alphabetic numerals and Egyptian demotic numerals, used in Egypt from the late 8th Century BC until around AD 450.

Both systems use nine signs in each “base” so that individual units are counted 1-9, tens are counted 10-90 and so on. Both systems also lack a symbol for zero.

Dr Chrisomalis proposes that an explosion in trade between Greece and Egypt after 600 BC led to the system being adopted by the Greeks.

Greek merchants may have seen the demotic system in use in Egypt and adapted it for their own purposes.

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58 thoughts on “How Africa Civilized Europe; How Europe is in Denial”

    1. No, it was the Moors who sparked it in Europe. Asians, Africans, and Arabs I know for sure were way advanced and civilized than Europe. I wrote I comment but I’ll copy it and paste it here so you can see it easier. Moors (mostly Africans and some Arab) went to 99% Europe including royalty) 711 AD. Moors brought to Europe mathematics, philosophy, universal education, Fashion and Hygiene, Cuisine, Urban Utilities: Street lights, Hospitals and Public Baths, Medicine, Human Flight (yes I said that lol research it), Advance Agriculture Techniques, Paper Making, 3 of the greatest thinkers of the middle ages came from Moorish Spain, astronomy, concept of zero, astronomical instruments and compiled tables of longitude and latitude, knowledge of irrigation, sophisticated metal working, weaving techniques,

  1. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=12&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiFhq7B0v7JAhUW32MKHdW8A8QQFghWMAs&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ancient-origins.net%2Fnews-evolution-human-origins%2Fwhite-skin-developed-europe-only-recently-8000-years-020287&usg=AFQjCNF24t8rJVHSp0LwhswN9JuEKMKMvQ&sig2=8ON74yHAR8-XBjGXLsudxQ

    How is it humanly possible for WHITES/CAUCASOID/CAUCASIANS to have created any Civilizations in Africa when CIVILIZATION existed among Africans(ANCIENT ETHIOPIAN(AETHIOP) CIVILIZATIONS OF CUSH & EGYPT ) thousands of yrs before the BIOLOGICAL & HISTORICAL EXISTENCE of a single LIGHT/BRIGHT/PALE/WHITE/CAUCASOID/CAUCASIAN?

  2. This article was loosely put together. I have things you can look up and learn if you don’t believe me. Moors (mostly Africans and some Arab) went to 99% Europe including royalty) 711 AD. Moors brought to Europe mathematics, philosophy, universal education, Fashion and Hygiene, Cuisine, Urban Utilities: Street lights, Hospitals and Public Baths, Medicine, Human Flight (yes I said that lol research it), Advance Agriculture Techniques, Paper Making, 3 of the greatest thinkers of the middle ages came from Moorish Spain, astronomy, concept of zero, astronomical instruments and compiled tables of longitude and latitude, knowledge of irrigation, sophisticated metal working, weaving techniques,

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