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World's oldest origin of zero symbol dated to 4th century
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 14 Sep 2017,Thursday
Oxford University scientists claim to have dated an ancient Indian text, the Bakhshali manuscript, between 224-383 AD, identifying it as the world's oldest recorded origin of the zero symbol. In the document, zero does not feature as a number but as a dot symbol, which eventually evolved into the hollow-centred version of the symbol that we use today, researchers claimed.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 01:30 pm on 14 Sep
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