Euclid of Alexandria
An illustration of Euclid of Alexandria, the 4th century BCE mathematician.
First English version of Euclid's Elements, 1570
Title page of Sir Henry Billingsley's first English version of Euclid's Elements, 1570.
Fragment of Euclid's Elements
A fragment of the second book of the Elements of Euclid in Greek, discovered in 1897 at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt.
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Lego Antikythera Mechanism
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