History Of Magic Squares

Magic Squares have fascinated mankind throughout the ages, with examples being found in: They were also frequently found in various cultures, for example, Egypt and India, engraved on stone or metal and worn as talismans, the belief being that magic squares had astrological and divinatory qualities.

Further references about their history can be found at David Singmaster's Chronology Of Recreational Mathematics page.

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