Re: Pyramid as Mensuration Standard

J.T. Foote (
25 Jul 1995 14:59:32 GMT

In article <3us8cb$>, (Whittet) writes:
|> There is nothing which says that proportions can't be incorporated as units of neasure,
|> as for example the cubit forms the side of a cube whose volume is a standard of measure
|> for grain called an artaba. The sarcophaus of the Great Pyramid holds exactly forty.
|> Steve

Waitaminute. Isn't that the same cubit that I've seen defined as the length
of your forearm? Exactly forty of _whose_ cubic cubits? Sorry Steve, this
gets less and less convincing...

-J. T. Foote