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The stomachion is a 14-piece dissection puzzle similar to tangrams. It is described in fragmentary manuscripts attributed to Archimedes as noted by Magnus Ausonius (310-395 A.D.). The puzzle is also referred to as the loculus of Archimedes (Archimedes' box) or syntemachion in Latin texts. The word stomachion has as its root the Greek word \sigma\tauo\mu\acute\alpha\chi\iotao\nu, meaning stomach. Note that Ausonius refers to the figure as the...

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