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Jun 12 2014

Knitting Fans, Behold Some Awesome Ancient Roman Tech!

Photo of an ancient bronze candle holder. It has a cup for collecting melted wax, and an elevated stand to keep the light high even when the candle is low..

There’s this guy, you see, who knitted his way to a solution to an infamous problem in Roman history. This might be a bit premature (since academic journals haven’t weighed in yet), but I am persuaded that the mystery of the ancient Roman dodecahedrons has been solved. And why I’m persuaded affords a handy example …

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