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The link below is for an article I recently finished and have just posted. Here are a few excerpts and comments:

The title of the article is: The Measure of the Remen and Royal Cubit and the Meridian of Egypt and Earth

‘The area of one square royal cubit is double the area of one square remen. The linear measure of one royal cubit is equal to the linear measure of the remen times the square root of two. Evidence suggests that the remen was the original measure, from which the royal cubit was derived. Given .5238 meters, or 20.62 inches, for the length of the royal cubit, the length of the remen is .3704 meters or 14.58 inches. The meridian circumference of the earth is 40,008,000 meters or 111,133 meters per average degree of latitude. 300,000 remen times .3704 equals 111,120 meters. 5000 remen equals one minute of latitude and 500 remen equals one tenth of one minute of latitude. Given 20.62 inches for the length of the royal cubit, the remen expresses the length of an average degree of latitude with greater accuracy than the modern meter, that was fixed before the exact length of the meridian circumference was known to its creators, and unlike the meter, the remen is in unity with minutes and degrees of latitude. Archaeological and textual evidence from throughout ancient Egyptian history, as well as textual evidence from ancient Greek and Roman sources, support a conclusion that the correspondence between the length of the remen and royal cubit, and the meridian length of Egypt and the earth, was known to its creators.’

Several pages of the article are about the inscribed cubit rods that were discovered at Karnak in 1906. I believe the cubit rods are good evidence of the meridian measure of Egypt and I discuss comments and proposals about the location of Pi-Hapi and the length of an itr from before and after the discovery of the cubit rods.

The article also gives an explanation for the purpose and location of the small pyramids as
station points for an early period survey of Egypt.

‘100,000 digits, or 5,000 remen, equals one nautical mile, or one minute of latitude. 300,000 remen equals one degree of latitude. Given 15,000 remen, equal to the number of royal cubits in an itr, 20 remen itr equals one degree of latitude. The definition of a maritime league is three nautical miles, or three minutes of latitude, or one remen itr.’

‘10,000 digits is 500 remen or 1/10th of one minute of latitude. 300,000 remen is 20 leagues or one degree of latitude. 300 leagues is 15 degrees, or one hour of rotation. 7200 leagues is the 360 degree meridian circumference of the earth. 1618 itr, or 1000 itr × phi, is the polar diameter. 1618 itr × sq. rt. 2 = 2288 leagues. 7200/2288 = 3.1468, the proportion between the meridian circumference and the polar diameter produced by earth’s ellipsoidal meridian. 3.1468/pi = 1.0016 and 7200 × 1.0016 = 7212 leagues for the equatorial circumference. 7212/7200 = 601/600 and 40,008 km × 601/600 = 40,075 km.’

‘The length of the meridian circumference includes the flattening of the poles and the bulge of the equator. The polar diameter only includes the flattening of the poles, making the difference between the polar and equatorial diameters twice the 600/601 difference between the meridian and equatorial circumferences. 7212/pi = 2296 leagues for the equatorial diameter. 2296 × 300/301 = 2288 leagues, or 1618 itr, for the polar diameter.’

Because Kepler gave some credit to ancient Egypt for his third law of planetary motion, I read a translation of Harmonices Mundi, and after reading it I did a couple of calculations and noticed that based on Kepler’s second and third laws: For any given period of time, the areas swept by any two planets are proportional to the square root of their mean distances from the sun. I am not sufficiently conversant in astronomy to know if this is common knowledge, but I think it is interesting, and mention it in the article.

I enjoyed working on this article and I hope you will take a look at it.

The article has a couple of fairly high resolution pictures and a few diagrams. File size about 2.5mb

Link to Jim Alison article

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Remen : Meridian 2501 Jim Alison 15-Nov-19 22:52
DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 288 PB Bytes 16-Nov-19 17:55
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 273 DUNE 17-Nov-19 09:56
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 250 Jim Alison 17-Nov-19 23:45
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 252 PB Bytes 17-Nov-19 23:59
Found it! 294 PB Bytes 18-Nov-19 02:55
Re: Found it! 252 Mercurial 20-Nov-19 11:44
Re: Found it! 235 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 14:42
Squaring The Circle 264 Dr. Troglodyte 20-Nov-19 18:59
Re: Squaring The Circle 258 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:02
Re: Squaring The Circle 247 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:22
Remen references 271 Lee McGiffen 21-Nov-19 01:59
Re: Remen references 269 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 04:29
Re: Remen references 240 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 13:56
Re: Remen references 209 Jim Alison 24-Nov-19 20:05
Re: Remen references 228 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 21:17
Re: Remen references 216 magisterchessmutt 25-Nov-19 01:24
Re: Remen references 204 magisterchessmutt 25-Nov-19 12:10
Re: Remen references 255 DUNE 25-Nov-19 13:17
Re: Remen references 176 Jim Alison 16-Jan-20 20:22
Drastic Geodetic Measures and Nippur Cubit 257 thinkitover 25-Nov-19 06:46
Re: Remen references 236 Jim Alison 26-Nov-19 08:04
Re: Remen references 270 Lee McGiffen 27-Nov-19 12:54
Re: Remen references 217 Mercurial 28-Nov-19 22:32
Re: Remen references 281 Jim Alison 01-Dec-19 06:15
Re: Squaring The Circle 277 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 00:47
Re: Squaring The Circle 230 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 02:32
Re: Squaring The Circle 221 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 05:20
Re: Squaring The Circle 296 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 06:26
Egyptian knowledge of √2 223 Lee McGiffen 22-Nov-19 06:39
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 200 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 01:19
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 241 thinkitover 23-Nov-19 09:45
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 210 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 14:42
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 205 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 16:10
Everything Mick wrote here - 86 pages 221 geoffss 21-Nov-19 10:49
Re: Everything Mick wrote here - 86 pages 215 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 11:54
Re: Squaring The Circle 180 molder 20-Dec-19 12:45
Re: Found it! 252 Mercurial 22-Nov-19 06:48
Re: Found it! 224 magisterchessmutt 22-Nov-19 12:01
Re: Found it! 219 PB Bytes 22-Nov-19 15:24
Re: Found it! 258 magisterchessmutt 22-Nov-19 23:55
Re: Found it! 214 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 02:06
Re: Found it! 209 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 02:36
Re: Found it! 209 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 03:37
Re: Found it! 217 DUNE 23-Nov-19 18:42
Re: Found it! 200 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 19:37
Re: Found it! 213 DUNE 23-Nov-19 20:14
Re: Found it! 204 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 20:27
Re: Found it! 200 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 20:46
Re: Found it! 206 DUNE 23-Nov-19 21:37
Re: Found it! 211 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 21:55
Re: Found it! 213 DUNE 23-Nov-19 22:24
Re: Found it! 203 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 22:44
Re: Found it! 263 PB Bytes 24-Nov-19 17:44
Re: Found it! 219 DUNE 24-Nov-19 18:29
Re: Found it! 223 PB Bytes 24-Nov-19 18:34
Re: Found it! 212 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 20:59
Re: Found it! 209 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 19:55
Totally debunked 214 Lee McGiffen 24-Nov-19 05:23
NOT Totally debunked 204 PB Bytes 24-Nov-19 05:41
eg: NOT Totally debunked 218 PB Bytes 24-Nov-19 06:12
Khufu <> Khafre 232 Dr. Troglodyte 23-Nov-19 00:28
Re: Khufu <> Khafre 206 Mercurial 24-Nov-19 19:12
Khufu <> Khafre - Update 166 Dr. Troglodyte 11-Jan-20 19:56
Re: Found it! 230 Jim Alison 23-Nov-19 01:35
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 222 magisterchessmutt 19-Nov-19 03:45
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 215 Jim Alison 19-Nov-19 14:05
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 225 magisterchessmutt 20-Nov-19 00:27
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 216 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 15:34
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 207 magisterchessmutt 19-Nov-19 03:49
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 220 DUNE 19-Nov-19 10:37
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 215 Jim Alison 19-Nov-19 14:22
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 210 DUNE 19-Nov-19 15:37
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 207 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 00:44
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 223 PB Bytes 19-Nov-19 16:43
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 212 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 01:07
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 237 PB Bytes 20-Nov-19 01:38
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 214 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 14:28
Where is this leading? 220 PB Bytes 21-Nov-19 17:19
Re: Where is this leading? 230 Lee McGiffen 22-Nov-19 06:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 230 PB Bytes 16-Nov-19 18:00
Re: Remen : Meridian 232 Jim Alison 16-Nov-19 22:09
Excellent! 237 thinkitover 16-Nov-19 18:29
Re: Excellent! 273 Jim Alison 16-Nov-19 22:24
Re: Excellent! 252 Lee McGiffen 18-Nov-19 07:36
Re: Excellent! 252 Jim Alison 18-Nov-19 15:55
Re: Excellent! 236 magisterchessmutt 19-Nov-19 03:57
Re: Remen : Meridian 232 Spiros 20-Nov-19 15:06
Re: Remen : Meridian 223 Spiros 20-Nov-19 19:28
Re: Remen : Meridian 218 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:24
Re: Remen : Meridian 214 Spiros 20-Nov-19 22:25
Re: Remen : Meridian 250 Spiros 20-Nov-19 22:58
Re: Remen : Meridian 227 Spiros 20-Nov-19 23:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 224 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 23:40
The Earth number 282 hendrik dirker 21-Nov-19 05:48
Re: The Earth number 246 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 13:15
Re: The Earth number 233 molder 22-Nov-19 19:30
Re: The Earth number 212 Jim Alison 23-Nov-19 01:44
Geometry as Metrology? 251 thinkitover 23-Nov-19 22:56
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 228 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 00:04
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 236 Jim Alison 24-Nov-19 01:16
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 264 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 01:36
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 265 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 01:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 330 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 02:38
Re: Remen : Meridian 240 DavidK 11-Dec-19 23:26
Re: Remen : Meridian 218 DavidK 12-Dec-19 13:23
Re: Remen : Meridian 264 thinkitover 12-Dec-19 18:51
Re: Remen : Meridian 242 DavidK 12-Dec-19 21:27
Re: Remen : Meridian 197 Jiri Mruzek 13-Dec-19 00:55
Re: Remen : Meridian 183 DavidK 13-Dec-19 09:51
Re: Remen : Meridian 197 Jim Alison 13-Dec-19 03:48
Re: Remen : Meridian 185 magisterchessmutt 13-Dec-19 04:58
Re: Remen : Meridian 184 magisterchessmutt 13-Dec-19 05:44
Re: Remen : Meridian 186 DavidK 13-Dec-19 09:58
Re: Remen : Meridian 189 DavidK 13-Dec-19 09:15
Re: Remen : Meridian 189 magisterchessmutt 13-Dec-19 11:02
Re: Remen : Meridian 204 DavidK 13-Dec-19 11:07
Re: Earth circumference 227 drew 17-Dec-19 23:57
Re: Earth circumference 233 DavidK 18-Dec-19 11:29
Re: Earth circumference 214 drew 20-Dec-19 00:22
Re: Earth circumference 208 hendrik dirker 20-Dec-19 06:07
Re: Earth circumference 196 DavidK 20-Dec-19 13:27
Re: Earth circumference 181 hendrik dirker 21-Dec-19 12:48
Re: Earth circumference 196 Jim Alison 20-Dec-19 20:48
Re: Earth circumference 196 hendrik dirker 21-Dec-19 11:44
Re: Earth circumference 180 drew 20-Dec-19 23:48
Re: Remen : Meridian 186 Jim Alison 20-Dec-19 19:26
Re: Remen : Meridian 187 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 01:54
Re: Remen : Meridian 190 Jim Alison 21-Dec-19 04:30
Re: Remen : Meridian 187 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 07:43
Re: Remen : Meridian 184 DavidK 21-Dec-19 10:56
Re: Remen : Meridian 186 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 11:24
Re: Remen : Meridian 182 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 11:48
Re: Remen : Meridian 174 DavidK 21-Dec-19 16:08
Re: Remen : Meridian 202 DavidK 21-Dec-19 12:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 184 Jim Alison 21-Dec-19 15:19
Re: Remen : Meridian 179 molder 21-Dec-19 20:33
Re: Remen : Meridian 172 DavidK 21-Dec-19 23:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 177 Jim Alison 22-Dec-19 03:02
Re: Remen : Meridian 171 DavidK 22-Dec-19 10:30
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 181 molder 22-Dec-19 13:03
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 177 DavidK 22-Dec-19 15:01
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 182 magisterchessmutt 22-Dec-19 17:13
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 186 DavidK 22-Dec-19 17:32
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 181 Jim Alison 24-Dec-19 05:23
Stecchini's Metrics 181 thinkitover 21-Dec-19 16:01
Re: Stecchini's Metrics 185 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 17:17
Re: Stecchini's Metrics 182 thinkitover 24-Dec-19 15:06
Re: Remen : Meridian 182 drew 23-Dec-19 00:44
Re: Remen : Meridian 180 Jim Alison 23-Dec-19 02:55
Re: Remen : Meridian 194 DavidK 23-Dec-19 12:34
Re: Remen : Meridian 196 Jim Alison 24-Dec-19 01:09
Re: Remen : Meridian 175 drew 27-Dec-19 23:06
Re: Remen : Meridian 188 DavidK 27-Dec-19 23:59
Re: Remen : Meridian 190 drew 28-Dec-19 22:24
Re: Remen : Meridian 243 DavidK 29-Dec-19 00:50
Re: Remen : Meridian 152 Jim Alison 19-Apr-20 18:46
Re: Remen : Meridian 133 drew 22-Apr-20 23:44
Re: Remen : Meridian 144 magisterchessmutt 23-Apr-20 13:03
Re: Remen : Meridian 148 magisterchessmutt 24-Apr-20 08:14
Re: Remen : Meridian 182 Jim Alison 11-Jan-20 03:53
Re: Remen : Meridian 167 DavidK 11-Jan-20 13:54
The Egyptian Remen 14.58333r inches 244 DavidK 11-Jan-20 16:48
Re: Remen : Meridian 171 Jim Alison 22-Jan-20 00:10
Re: Remen : Meridian 165 Mercurial 22-Jan-20 20:59
say hello to rodz? 188 DavidK 11-Jan-20 18:01
Re: say hello to rodz? 168 thinkitover 12-Jan-20 06:03
Re: say hello to rodz? 178 DavidK 12-Jan-20 12:45
Re: say hello to rodz? 242 thinkitover 13-Jan-20 06:41
Re: Remen : Meridian 184 akitu 24-Apr-20 19:26


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