Making maths popular
Footnote. As I often do, a little bit of digging and I see Amir has already explained his discovery on a Q&A for retv television. So I'm not exactly letting the cat out of the bag on this one. He is talking about the number zero.
"Zero. And the notion of nothing, but a nothing that really exists, it means something very important. It really is an idea that dominates the world as we know it. And zero, according to the research I'm doing now, appeared for the first time in history in the year 683 and was found in Cambodia, a Cambodian temple. This is the first demonstration of zero in history that we have discovered. Of course, it probably existed before but its the oldest ever found. The archaeologist who discovered it is a Frenchman named George Coedes." So there you have it. Amir has conducted research all over the planet and this is his conclusion, the number zero appeared for the first time in a Khmer temple inscription. Mind-boggling.
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