Yesterday we arrived at Firenze and we visited the Museum Galileo Galilei of History of Science (which I will write some posts dedicated to) and today we have visited the wonderful Ufizzi Gallery. I think that I have some mathematical pictures taken today but now I’m so tired and I have chosen the one which seems easiest to explain: the main entrance to Vasari’s Corridor in Ufizzi Gallery. You can see in the photo the Roman Figures:
Notice that the Roman 1.000 is not exactly an M and Roman 500 is not exactly a D! In fact, the Roman 500 is originally the right half part of the Roman 1.000 and these figures had different forms before the known M and D. It has been a good opportunity to remember the Roman figures to some of my students!
Location: Ufizzi Gallery (map)