Ancient Babylonian tablet the world's first trig table

UNSW researchers have revealed that Plimpton 322, a 3,700 year old Babylonian tablet, pre-dates Pythagoras by 1,000 years.

UNSW Sydney scientists have discovered the purpose of a famous 3700-year old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing it is the world’s oldest and most accurate trigonometric table, most likely used by ancient mathematical scribes to calculate how to construct palaces, temples and stepped pyramids.