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Timeline:

287 BC: Archimedes is born in Syracuse, Sicily


269 BC: Archimedes goes to Egypt to study at Alexandria.
263 BC: Archimedes returns to Syracuse
He invents the Archimedes Screw
He tests the purity of King Heiro II’s crown.
He works for the military (mainly inventing)
215 BC: Civil War in Syracuse
214 BC: With the help of Archimedes’ inventions (Claw of archimede,
Heat Ray/Burning Mirrors), He helps keep the Romans away
212 Bc: Romans invade Syracuse and a Roman soldier kills Archimedes

Archimede’s last words were ‘Do not disturb my circles.’ A Roman


soldier commanded him to meet General Marcellus, and at the time,
Archimedes was pondering over a math problem. He told the soldier to
not disturb his circles, and the soldier killed him in rage. Ironically,
Marcellus was upset as he considered Archimedes a great asset to
math and science.