4,000 years old
Similarly, you may ask, what is the significance of the Rhind papyrus?
Importance of the Rhind Papyrus. The Rhind Papyrus is basically the Rosetta Stone of Egyptian mathematics. The Rhind Papyrus has all the information that we want to know about Egyptian arithmetic (specifically how to do division). At the time of it's discovery it was the only original source of Egyptian math.
Also Know, what is the ahmes papyrus and why is it famous who owns it currently?
Ahmes is the scribe who wrote the Rhind Papyrus (named after the Scottish Egyptologist Alexander Henry Rhind who went to Thebes for health reasons, became interested in excavating and purchased the papyrus in Egypt in 1858). Nothing is known of Ahmes other than his own comments in the papyrus.
Which document described the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus?
Rhind Papyrus. The Rhind papyrus is a famous document from the Egyptian Middle Kingdom that dates to 1650 BC.
Who owns the ahmes Papyrus currently?
The British Museum, where the majority of papyrus is now kept, acquired it in 1865 along with the Egyptian Mathematical Leather Roll, also owned by Henry Rhind; there are a few small fragments held by the Brooklyn Museum in New York City and an 18 cm central section is missing.