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 ======The Magic Square====== ======The Magic Square======
  
-The magic square was first viewed as a talisman rather than as a form of recreational mathematics or an exhibition of rapid or surprising ​calculation. The earliest record of a magic square (3 x 3) is found in China’s //Da Dai Liji// (1st century CE) and //Shushu jiyi// (possibly written by 190 BCE).+The magic square was first viewed as a talisman rather than as a form of recreational mathematics or an exhibition of rapid or miraculous ​calculation. The earliest record of a magic square (3 x 3) is found in China’s //Da Dai Liji// (1st century CE) and //Shushu jiyi// (possibly written by 190 BCE).
  
-Simple magic squares, constructed with numbers ​and with playing cards began appearing as puzzles and amusements in conjuring texts by at least the 1500s. See, for example “Un giuoco de abaco bello” in Horacio Galasso’s //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​20902/​Giochi+Di+Carte/​73|Giochi di Carte Bellissimi di Regola, e di Memoria]]//,​ 1593, and Lori Pieper'​s translation in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​13226/​Gibeci+re/​65|Gibecière]]//,​ Vol. 2 No. 2, Summer 2007, p. 65.+Simple magic squares, constructed with numbers ​or with playing cards began appearing as puzzles and amusements in conjuring texts by at least the 1500s. See, for example “Un giuoco de abaco bello” in Horacio Galasso’s //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​20902/​Giochi+Di+Carte/​73|Giochi di Carte Bellissimi di Regola, e di Memoria]]//,​ 1593, and Lori Pieper'​s translation in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​13226/​Gibeci+re/​65|Gibecière]]//,​ Vol. 2 No. 2, Summer 2007, p. 65.
  
-Over the centuries, the size of magic squares and the methods for their construction have grown to a great diversity, filling whole books.+Over the past millennium, the size of magic squares and the methods for their construction have grown to a great diversity, filling whole books.
  
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