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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 2317 Jim Alison 15-Nov-19 22:52
DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 225 PB Bytes 16-Nov-19 17:55
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 211 DUNE 17-Nov-19 09:56
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 183 Jim Alison 17-Nov-19 23:45
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 188 PB Bytes 17-Nov-19 23:59
Found it! 230 PB Bytes 18-Nov-19 02:55
Re: Found it! 189 Mercurial 20-Nov-19 11:44
Re: Found it! 168 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 14:42
Squaring The Circle 198 Dr. Troglodyte 20-Nov-19 18:59
Re: Squaring The Circle 193 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:02
Re: Squaring The Circle 182 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:22
Remen references 200 Lee McGiffen 21-Nov-19 01:59
Re: Remen references 204 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 04:29
Re: Remen references 173 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 13:56
Re: Remen references 144 Jim Alison 24-Nov-19 20:05
Re: Remen references 160 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 21:17
Re: Remen references 145 magisterchessmutt 25-Nov-19 01:24
Re: Remen references 144 magisterchessmutt 25-Nov-19 12:10
Re: Remen references 183 DUNE 25-Nov-19 13:17
Re: Remen references 117 Jim Alison 16-Jan-20 20:22
Drastic Geodetic Measures and Nippur Cubit 186 thinkitover 25-Nov-19 06:46
Re: Remen references 171 Jim Alison 26-Nov-19 08:04
Re: Remen references 195 Lee McGiffen 27-Nov-19 12:54
Re: Remen references 151 Mercurial 28-Nov-19 22:32
Re: Remen references 203 Jim Alison 01-Dec-19 06:15
Re: Squaring The Circle 205 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 00:47
Re: Squaring The Circle 161 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 02:32
Re: Squaring The Circle 157 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 05:20
Re: Squaring The Circle 221 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 06:26
Egyptian knowledge of √2 161 Lee McGiffen 22-Nov-19 06:39
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 141 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 01:19
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 175 thinkitover 23-Nov-19 09:45
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 149 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 14:42
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 144 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 16:10
Everything Mick wrote here - 86 pages 155 geoffss 21-Nov-19 10:49
Re: Everything Mick wrote here - 86 pages 152 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 11:54
Re: Squaring The Circle 120 molder 20-Dec-19 12:45
Re: Found it! 175 Mercurial 22-Nov-19 06:48
Re: Found it! 162 magisterchessmutt 22-Nov-19 12:01
Re: Found it! 156 PB Bytes 22-Nov-19 15:24
Re: Found it! 188 magisterchessmutt 22-Nov-19 23:55
Re: Found it! 151 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 02:06
Re: Found it! 150 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 02:36
Re: Found it! 150 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 03:37
Re: Found it! 153 DUNE 23-Nov-19 18:42
Re: Found it! 140 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 19:37
Re: Found it! 151 DUNE 23-Nov-19 20:14
Re: Found it! 141 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 20:27
Re: Found it! 141 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 20:46
Re: Found it! 148 DUNE 23-Nov-19 21:37
Re: Found it! 147 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 21:55
Re: Found it! 153 DUNE 23-Nov-19 22:24
Re: Found it! 144 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 22:44
Re: Found it! 199 PB Bytes 24-Nov-19 17:44
Re: Found it! 156 DUNE 24-Nov-19 18:29
Re: Found it! 156 PB Bytes 24-Nov-19 18:34
Re: Found it! 151 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 20:59
Re: Found it! 147 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 19:55
Totally debunked 151 Lee McGiffen 24-Nov-19 05:23
NOT Totally debunked 144 PB Bytes 24-Nov-19 05:41
eg: NOT Totally debunked 154 PB Bytes 24-Nov-19 06:12
Khufu <> Khafre 168 Dr. Troglodyte 23-Nov-19 00:28
Re: Khufu <> Khafre 144 Mercurial 24-Nov-19 19:12
Khufu <> Khafre - Update 103 Dr. Troglodyte 11-Jan-20 19:56
Re: Found it! 166 Jim Alison 23-Nov-19 01:35
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 160 magisterchessmutt 19-Nov-19 03:45
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 152 Jim Alison 19-Nov-19 14:05
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 157 magisterchessmutt 20-Nov-19 00:27
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 151 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 15:34
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 146 magisterchessmutt 19-Nov-19 03:49
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 155 DUNE 19-Nov-19 10:37
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 152 Jim Alison 19-Nov-19 14:22
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 150 DUNE 19-Nov-19 15:37
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 145 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 00:44
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 163 PB Bytes 19-Nov-19 16:43
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 149 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 01:07
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 170 PB Bytes 20-Nov-19 01:38
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 149 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 14:28
Where is this leading? 158 PB Bytes 21-Nov-19 17:19
Re: Where is this leading? 163 Lee McGiffen 22-Nov-19 06:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 170 PB Bytes 16-Nov-19 18:00
Re: Remen : Meridian 169 Jim Alison 16-Nov-19 22:09
Excellent! 176 thinkitover 16-Nov-19 18:29
Re: Excellent! 207 Jim Alison 16-Nov-19 22:24
Re: Excellent! 177 Lee McGiffen 18-Nov-19 07:36
Re: Excellent! 184 Jim Alison 18-Nov-19 15:55
Re: Excellent! 174 magisterchessmutt 19-Nov-19 03:57
Re: Remen : Meridian 167 Spiros 20-Nov-19 15:06
Re: Remen : Meridian 159 Spiros 20-Nov-19 19:28
Re: Remen : Meridian 155 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:24
Re: Remen : Meridian 149 Spiros 20-Nov-19 22:25
Re: Remen : Meridian 185 Spiros 20-Nov-19 22:58
Re: Remen : Meridian 159 Spiros 20-Nov-19 23:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 160 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 23:40
The Earth number 214 hendrik dirker 21-Nov-19 05:48
Re: The Earth number 186 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 13:15
Re: The Earth number 168 molder 22-Nov-19 19:30
Re: The Earth number 152 Jim Alison 23-Nov-19 01:44
Geometry as Metrology? 178 thinkitover 23-Nov-19 22:56
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 166 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 00:04
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 170 Jim Alison 24-Nov-19 01:16
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 192 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 01:36
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 200 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 01:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 236 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 02:38
Re: Remen : Meridian 171 DavidK 11-Dec-19 23:26
Re: Remen : Meridian 152 DavidK 12-Dec-19 13:23
Re: Remen : Meridian 160 thinkitover 12-Dec-19 18:51
Re: Remen : Meridian 177 DavidK 12-Dec-19 21:27
Re: Remen : Meridian 131 Jiri Mruzek 13-Dec-19 00:55
Re: Remen : Meridian 123 DavidK 13-Dec-19 09:51
Re: Remen : Meridian 132 Jim Alison 13-Dec-19 03:48
Re: Remen : Meridian 124 magisterchessmutt 13-Dec-19 04:58
Re: Remen : Meridian 124 magisterchessmutt 13-Dec-19 05:44
Re: Remen : Meridian 127 DavidK 13-Dec-19 09:58
Re: Remen : Meridian 128 DavidK 13-Dec-19 09:15
Re: Remen : Meridian 123 magisterchessmutt 13-Dec-19 11:02
Re: Remen : Meridian 140 DavidK 13-Dec-19 11:07
Re: Earth circumference 154 drew 17-Dec-19 23:57
Re: Earth circumference 160 DavidK 18-Dec-19 11:29
Re: Earth circumference 155 drew 20-Dec-19 00:22
Re: Earth circumference 145 hendrik dirker 20-Dec-19 06:07
Re: Earth circumference 137 DavidK 20-Dec-19 13:27
Re: Earth circumference 123 hendrik dirker 21-Dec-19 12:48
Re: Earth circumference 132 Jim Alison 20-Dec-19 20:48
Re: Earth circumference 136 hendrik dirker 21-Dec-19 11:44
Re: Earth circumference 121 drew 20-Dec-19 23:48
Re: Remen : Meridian 128 Jim Alison 20-Dec-19 19:26
Re: Remen : Meridian 129 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 01:54
Re: Remen : Meridian 128 Jim Alison 21-Dec-19 04:30
Re: Remen : Meridian 120 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 07:43
Re: Remen : Meridian 122 DavidK 21-Dec-19 10:56
Re: Remen : Meridian 126 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 11:24
Re: Remen : Meridian 120 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 11:48
Re: Remen : Meridian 115 DavidK 21-Dec-19 16:08
Re: Remen : Meridian 139 DavidK 21-Dec-19 12:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 122 Jim Alison 21-Dec-19 15:19
Re: Remen : Meridian 121 molder 21-Dec-19 20:33
Re: Remen : Meridian 112 DavidK 21-Dec-19 23:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 121 Jim Alison 22-Dec-19 03:02
Re: Remen : Meridian 118 DavidK 22-Dec-19 10:30
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 122 molder 22-Dec-19 13:03
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 116 DavidK 22-Dec-19 15:01
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 127 magisterchessmutt 22-Dec-19 17:13
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 131 DavidK 22-Dec-19 17:32
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 125 Jim Alison 24-Dec-19 05:23
Stecchini's Metrics 123 thinkitover 21-Dec-19 16:01
Re: Stecchini's Metrics 130 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 17:17
Re: Stecchini's Metrics 123 thinkitover 24-Dec-19 15:06
Re: Remen : Meridian 127 drew 23-Dec-19 00:44
Re: Remen : Meridian 123 Jim Alison 23-Dec-19 02:55
Re: Remen : Meridian 137 DavidK 23-Dec-19 12:34
Re: Remen : Meridian 139 Jim Alison 24-Dec-19 01:09
Re: Remen : Meridian 119 drew 27-Dec-19 23:06
Re: Remen : Meridian 132 DavidK 27-Dec-19 23:59
Re: Remen : Meridian 130 drew 28-Dec-19 22:24
Re: Remen : Meridian 171 DavidK 29-Dec-19 00:50
Re: Remen : Meridian 88 Jim Alison 19-Apr-20 18:46
Re: Remen : Meridian 67 drew 22-Apr-20 23:44
Re: Remen : Meridian 79 magisterchessmutt 23-Apr-20 13:03
Re: Remen : Meridian 83 magisterchessmutt 24-Apr-20 08:14
Re: Remen : Meridian 122 Jim Alison 11-Jan-20 03:53
Re: Remen : Meridian 112 DavidK 11-Jan-20 13:54
The Egyptian Remen 14.58333r inches 144 DavidK 11-Jan-20 16:48
Re: Remen : Meridian 110 Jim Alison 22-Jan-20 00:10
Re: Remen : Meridian 111 Mercurial 22-Jan-20 20:59
say hello to rodz? 131 DavidK 11-Jan-20 18:01
Re: say hello to rodz? 112 thinkitover 12-Jan-20 06:03
Re: say hello to rodz? 122 DavidK 12-Jan-20 12:45
Re: say hello to rodz? 144 thinkitover 13-Jan-20 06:41
Re: Remen : Meridian 109 akitu 24-Apr-20 19:26


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