Laurence Kirby Professor Emeritus
of Mathematics, Baruch College of the City University of New YorkPlimpton 322: The Ancient Roots of Modern Mathematics ... a 33-minute video documentary
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About the movie: With New York City as backdrop, Laurence Kirby takes viewers on a tour of our mathematical debt to ancient cultures in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. We witness their ideas still playing crucial
roles in our society and 21st-century technology. At the center of the film is a 4,000-year-old cuneiform tablet known as Plimpton 322, which was excavated in Iraq around 1920
and now has its home in New York. Released 6 December 2011.