# Book:Ahmes/Rhind Papyrus

## Ahmes: Rhind Papyrus

Published $\text {c. BCE 1650}$.

### Contents

Contains an approximation for $\pi$ (pi) of $\paren {\dfrac {16} 9}^2$.

## Also known as

The Rhind papyrus is also sometimes referred to as the Ahmes papyrus, after the scribe Ahmes whose work it was.

## Historical Note

The Rhind Papyrus was named after Alexander Henry Rhind, a Scottish antiquarian who obtained it in $1858$ when he was in Luxor, Egypt.

It was written in about $1659 \text {BCE}$ by Ahmes, who describes himself as a scribe, copying a work which was written some $2$ centuries earlier.

It arrived at the British Museum in $1863$.