# "Το μηδέν."

## Translation:Zero.

October 30, 2016

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There's an interesting discussion of when the Greeks thought of or found out about the idea of το μηδέν, "zero," here: https://hsm.stackexchange.com/questions/6072/did-the-ancient-greeks-have-zero-in-their-number-system The Maya people of Mesoamerica independently of the Egyptians etc. had a zero for their astronomical calculations. Human innate curiosity is fascinating.