Ahmes was the Egyptian scribe who wrote the Rhind Papyrus - one of the oldest known mathematical documents.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Ahmes claims not to be the author of the work, being, he claims, only a scribe.
- The Rhind Papyrus, which came to the British Museum in 1863, is sometimes called the 'Ahmes papyrus' in honour of Ahmes.
- Nothing is known of Ahmes other than his own comments in the papyrus.
Born about 1680 BC, Egypt. Died about 1620 BC, Egypt.
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African, Ancient Babylonian, Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, Geometry, Origin Egypt, Puzzles And Problems
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive