Discovery throwing more light on zero's origin.In the field of Mathematical science a very important discovery has been reported. It is about the origin of zero' s symbol.
Generally it is accepted that zero originated from India. The scripts available on the temple walls at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh are believed to be the first evidence about zero' s origin in India. These scriptures date back to 8th to 9th centuries. But the palm leaf scriptures from Bakshali in which zero (0) is written dates further back. Based on carbon dating it is estimated to belong to 3rd century. This confirms the belief that 'zero' (0) is Indian contribution to the realm of Mathematics.
Mayans and Babilonians used the concept of zero still earlier. But the symbol (0) was first used in India.
The Bakshali script which gave this information is kept Oxford University' s manuscript library. The manuscript was collected from the village Bakshali near Taxila ( now in Pakistan).