28 September 2005

monty python and the search for numbers

Terry Jones goes searching for the history of numbers...

"We travelled miles to a temple to find the place where the first ever zero had been written on to a wall," he says....

"When we got there it was locked and the gatekeepers were on holiday," he explains.
"Anyway, we managed to get into the right room and looked at this inscription and it was early Hindi writing.
"But without a guide we had no idea what it said or which one was the nought."

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