Euclid of Alexandria
The Ancient Greek scientist, Euclid of Alexandria, is often referred to as the 'father of geometry'.
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This animation demonstrates the five regular three-dimensional (or Platonic) solids, the best known of which is the cube.
The screw pump commonly attributed to Archimedes made irrigation much more effective
Archimedes was one of the most brilliant Greek scholars of ancient times, who made his mark with military inventions as well.
Hero of Alexandria is the inventor of the first steam engine, although he regarded it as an entertaining toy.
Hippocrates, head of the medical school on the Greek island of Kos, is considered the 'Father of Medicine'.
This special concave polyhedron was named after a Hungarian mathematician.
The theorem formulated by Leonhard Euler describes one of the basic properties of convex polyhedra.
Today only one of the Wonders of the Ancient World is still intact: the Pyramids of Giza.
Egyptian Pharaohs were respected as gods, they were lords of life and death.
Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.