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Twenty-sided die from Ptolemaic Period

Period: Ptolemaic Period–Roman Period

Date: 2nd century B.C.–4th century A.D.

Geography: From Egypt

Medium: Serpentine

Dimensions: Height: 3.2 x L: 3.8 x W: 3.4 cm (1 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 5/16 in.) 18 more words

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The brilliant M.C. Escher in 7 pictures

The way Escher manages to convey his appreciation of the mathematical world through his amazing artworks is just brilliant. 214 more words

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Spot the sequence?

This is a drilled MDF polyhedron lamp/illuminated shape about 800mm in diameter with 20 faces, also known as an Icosahedron. It is a prototype/experiment which sits in the workshop waiting to be loved again. 15 more words

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How To Make a SOLID Twenty Sided Die

When challenged to make a twenty sided widget (icosahedron) from solid wood, I looked about on these here intertubes for some assistance to no avail.  Lot’s of guides on making the polygon out of paper and even a few about shaving and gluing a bunch of equilateral triangles together for a hollow creation.  517 more words

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Why I Love the Icosahedron

An icosahedron is any three-dimensional shape with twenty faces. However, we usually use the word to mean a regular, convex icosahedron, and this is the one that I like the most. 326 more words

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