thanks that is quite a comprehensive response and yes it is the sedge that is represented and if the sedge represents the King then the Rpyal cubit is represented by the two sysmbols sedge and forearm from elbow to tip of longest finger.
You have said that this is actually longer than the King's cubit so perhaps it could be something else?
Is is definitely a sedge and if so how come? i would like it to be a bee just as i wanted a lotus flower but missed out on that. i thought the symbols represented 1000 royal cubits but now it seems only one is represented.That is not a problem because i believe that the bread and water represent the length of the cubit whatever cubit it may be. It could not really be more appropriate as the staff of life is being represented in the bread and water.
I feel sure i can put forward a rational explanation as to what these two symbols represent numerically.
It is not surprising that three barleycorns are identified in the table you have presented and other symbols in particular the sedge are expanded numerically in the table. It is facinating stuff and i wish i knew why they chose the lotus flower to represent 1000. It is a beautiful way to express numbers and easy to understand.
I want to reply to PhPiandI's latest post because it seems to be relevant to this debvelopment.
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