TITLE

The Philamath's Alphabet-I

AUTHOR(S)
Wilson, Robin
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Summer2005, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on several postage stamps. The stamp titled "Imhotep," is after Imhotep, the celebrated court physician, Grand Vizier and architect in the court of Egyptian King Djoser. Imhotep, supposedly designs the oldest of the Egyptian pyramids, the step pyramid in Saqqara, built in horizontal layers and dating from about 2700 BC. Another stamp titled "Impossible Object," shows one of several impossible objects drawn by the Swedish artist Oscar Reutersvärd.
ACCESSION #
17993823

 

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