Thales and The Egyptians

Lived about 624 BC to 547 BC in Miletus, Asia Minor (now Turkey)


Thales MacTutor Bio

"Water is the principle, or the element, of things. All things are water." Quoted in Plutarch, Placita Philosophorum

Thales Theorum   Thales_Theorum.gif

Selections from String Straightedge & Shadow

Philosophy of Thales

High School Level Thales Synopsis

Thales Circle Applet

Mr.Pitonyak's Pyramid Puzzle

Thales is Famous for Measuring the Height of the Great Pyramid Using Ratios Thales2.jpg

Mathematical Contributions