Fascinating Facts About The Mayan Civilization

They Had Zero In Their Number System

15. They Had Zero In Their Number System

Even though we take the number zero for granted now, it must’ve been quite a fascinating journey to create a symbol that symbolized ’emptiness’. And the Mayans did just that. 

Even though the use of zero is first seen in Mesopotamia around 3 BC, the Mayans independently developed the concept of zero during 4 A.D. They denoted it by using a symbol that looked like a seashell.

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