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ARCHIMEDES – The Greatest Mathematician and Inventor

Archimedes of Syracuse, Italy is the most famous mathematician, inventor, physicist, engineer and an astronomer in ancient Greece. Archimedes is a man who was both, of his time and far ahead of his time.  He was born in Greek city of Syracuse in approximately 287

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The Lighthouse of Alexandria

Waters could easily  turn hostile, weather could become treacherous, deadly submerged rocks could easily tear through the ship’s hull. Navigational aids did not exist at that time. By day marines followed visible land marks by night they relied on the stars. what sailors feared most was