Ancient Greek Laptop on Gravestone with USB Ports !

An Ancient Greek Gravestone made by an unknown artist, which dates to 100 BC shows a device which looks like a laptop with 2 USB ports. The gravestone describes a large woman sitting on a chair, in front of her …

2300 Year old Chinese Calculator (Multiplication Table) in bamboo strips

5 years ago Tsinghua University in Beijing received a donation of nearly 2,500 bamboo strips. They were muddy, smelly and are carbon-dated to around 305 BC when China was still not unified. It must have been bought by someone illegally …

Hanuman Chalisa calculates distance between Sun & Earth

Goswami Tulsidas, who was a great devotee of Lord Ram, wrote Hanuman Chalisa describing the greatnes of Lord Hanuman in Ramayana. It was written in ‘Awadhi‘ language during early 16th century and Chalisa word is derived from ‘…

Bhaskaracharya, the greatest Mathematician who introduced concept of ‘Infinity’

Bhaskaracharya (Bhāskara the teacher) was an Indian mathematician and astronomer of 12th century AD. He is refered as Bhāskara II to avoid confusion with Bhāskara I (of 7th century AD). He was born near Vijjadavida (Bijapur in modern …

Aryabhata contributes ‘ZERO, Pi’ etc to Mathematics and calculates Eclipses in Astronomy

Aryabhata, born in 476 CE, was the first in the line of great mathematician-astronomers from the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astronomy. There is a general tendency to misspell his name as “Aryabhatta” by analogy with …

Concept of Time Division in Ancient India

Time division in Ancient India was measured to the least possible fraction of a second. The smallest measurable unit of time is Paramanu. Time calculation and divisions (as described in Manu Smriti and Vedas) in Ancient India : Small units …

Pythagorean (Pythagoras) Theorem in Baudhayana Sulba Sutra (2000 BCE)

In mathematics, the Pythagorean (Pythagoras) theorem (written around 400 BC) is a relation among the three sides of a right triangle (right-angled triangle). In terms of areas, it states: “In any right-angled triangle, the area of the square whose side …

Age of Universe and Brahma as calculated in Vedas

Vedas say that before the creation of the universe Lord Vishnu was sleeping in the ocean of all causes. His bed is a giant serpent with thousands of cobra like hoods. While Vishnu is asleep, a lotus sprouts of his …

Bakhshali Manuscript, Ancient Indian Mathematics

The Bakhshali Manuscript is an Ancient Indian mathematical manuscript written on birch bark which was found near the village of Bakhshali in 1881 in what was then the North-West Frontier Province of British India (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in Pakistan).…

Speed of Light calculated in Vedas of Ancient India

Velocity of Light was calculated by Maxwell in 19th century but Speed of Light was actually determined accurately in Rig Veda thousands of years ago. It was further elaborated by Sayana in 14th century AD. Also Sun was described as …