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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 2673 Jim Alison 15-Nov-19 22:52
DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 339 PB Bytes 16-Nov-19 17:55
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 328 DUNE 17-Nov-19 09:56
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 307 Jim Alison 17-Nov-19 23:45
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 307 PB Bytes 17-Nov-19 23:59
Found it! 346 PB Bytes 18-Nov-19 02:55
Re: Found it! 305 Mercurial 20-Nov-19 11:44
Re: Found it! 289 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 14:42
Squaring The Circle 317 Dr. Troglodyte 20-Nov-19 18:59
Re: Squaring The Circle 311 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:02
Re: Squaring The Circle 302 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:22
Remen references 325 Lee McGiffen 21-Nov-19 01:59
Re: Remen references 326 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 04:29
Re: Remen references 294 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 13:56
Re: Remen references 263 Jim Alison 24-Nov-19 20:05
Re: Remen references 290 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 21:17
Re: Remen references 272 magisterchessmutt 25-Nov-19 01:24
Re: Remen references 259 magisterchessmutt 25-Nov-19 12:10
Re: Remen references 314 DUNE 25-Nov-19 13:17
Re: Remen references 225 Jim Alison 16-Jan-20 20:22
Drastic Geodetic Measures and Nippur Cubit 309 thinkitover 25-Nov-19 06:46
Re: Remen references 292 Jim Alison 26-Nov-19 08:04
Re: Remen references 326 Lee McGiffen 27-Nov-19 12:54
Re: Remen references 274 Mercurial 28-Nov-19 22:32
Re: Remen references 340 Jim Alison 01-Dec-19 06:15
Re: Squaring The Circle 337 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 00:47
Re: Squaring The Circle 282 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 02:32
Re: Squaring The Circle 273 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 05:20
Re: Squaring The Circle 351 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 06:26
Egyptian knowledge of √2 274 Lee McGiffen 22-Nov-19 06:39
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 246 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 01:19
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 299 thinkitover 23-Nov-19 09:45
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 263 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 14:42
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 257 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 16:10
Everything Mick wrote here - 86 pages 283 geoffss 21-Nov-19 10:49
Re: Everything Mick wrote here - 86 pages 273 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 11:54
Re: Squaring The Circle 237 molder 20-Dec-19 12:45
Re: Found it! 310 Mercurial 22-Nov-19 06:48
Re: Found it! 273 magisterchessmutt 22-Nov-19 12:01
Re: Found it! 267 PB Bytes 22-Nov-19 15:24
Re: Found it! 308 magisterchessmutt 22-Nov-19 23:55
Re: Found it! 267 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 02:06
Re: Found it! 260 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 02:36
Re: Found it! 256 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 03:37
Re: Found it! 266 DUNE 23-Nov-19 18:42
Re: Found it! 249 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 19:37
Re: Found it! 267 DUNE 23-Nov-19 20:14
Re: Found it! 255 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 20:27
Re: Found it! 252 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 20:46
Re: Found it! 256 DUNE 23-Nov-19 21:37
Re: Found it! 259 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 21:55
Re: Found it! 262 DUNE 23-Nov-19 22:24
Re: Found it! 252 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 22:44
Re: Found it! 313 PB Bytes 24-Nov-19 17:44
Re: Found it! 269 DUNE 24-Nov-19 18:29
Re: Found it! 275 PB Bytes 24-Nov-19 18:34
Re: Found it! 260 PB Bytes 23-Nov-19 20:59
Re: Found it! 255 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 19:55
Totally debunked 266 Lee McGiffen 24-Nov-19 05:23
NOT Totally debunked 256 PB Bytes 24-Nov-19 05:41
eg: NOT Totally debunked 273 PB Bytes 24-Nov-19 06:12
Khufu <> Khafre 297 Dr. Troglodyte 23-Nov-19 00:28
Re: Khufu <> Khafre 255 Mercurial 24-Nov-19 19:12
Khufu <> Khafre - Update 220 Dr. Troglodyte 11-Jan-20 19:56
Re: Found it! 280 Jim Alison 23-Nov-19 01:35
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 270 magisterchessmutt 19-Nov-19 03:45
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 266 Jim Alison 19-Nov-19 14:05
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 287 magisterchessmutt 20-Nov-19 00:27
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 268 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 15:34
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 267 magisterchessmutt 19-Nov-19 03:49
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 271 DUNE 19-Nov-19 10:37
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 267 Jim Alison 19-Nov-19 14:22
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 259 DUNE 19-Nov-19 15:37
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 259 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 00:44
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 282 PB Bytes 19-Nov-19 16:43
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 266 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 01:07
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 292 PB Bytes 20-Nov-19 01:38
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 263 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 14:28
Where is this leading? 272 PB Bytes 21-Nov-19 17:19
Re: Where is this leading? 285 Lee McGiffen 22-Nov-19 06:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 283 PB Bytes 16-Nov-19 18:00
Re: Remen : Meridian 286 Jim Alison 16-Nov-19 22:09
Excellent! 293 thinkitover 16-Nov-19 18:29
Re: Excellent! 330 Jim Alison 16-Nov-19 22:24
Re: Excellent! 318 Lee McGiffen 18-Nov-19 07:36
Re: Excellent! 309 Jim Alison 18-Nov-19 15:55
Re: Excellent! 287 magisterchessmutt 19-Nov-19 03:57
Re: Remen : Meridian 283 Spiros 20-Nov-19 15:06
Re: Remen : Meridian 277 Spiros 20-Nov-19 19:28
Re: Remen : Meridian 274 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:24
Re: Remen : Meridian 268 Spiros 20-Nov-19 22:25
Re: Remen : Meridian 302 Spiros 20-Nov-19 22:58
Re: Remen : Meridian 286 Spiros 20-Nov-19 23:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 274 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 23:40
The Earth number 347 hendrik dirker 21-Nov-19 05:48
Re: The Earth number 296 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 13:15
Re: The Earth number 294 molder 22-Nov-19 19:30
Re: The Earth number 267 Jim Alison 23-Nov-19 01:44
Geometry as Metrology? 324 thinkitover 23-Nov-19 22:56
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 283 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 00:04
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 290 Jim Alison 24-Nov-19 01:16
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 322 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 01:36
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 321 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 01:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 425 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 02:38
Re: Remen : Meridian 292 DavidK 11-Dec-19 23:26
Re: Remen : Meridian 277 DavidK 12-Dec-19 13:23
Re: Remen : Meridian 323 thinkitover 12-Dec-19 18:51
Re: Remen : Meridian 298 DavidK 12-Dec-19 21:27
Re: Remen : Meridian 251 Jiri Mruzek 13-Dec-19 00:55
Re: Remen : Meridian 236 DavidK 13-Dec-19 09:51
Re: Remen : Meridian 250 Jim Alison 13-Dec-19 03:48
Re: Remen : Meridian 242 magisterchessmutt 13-Dec-19 04:58
Re: Remen : Meridian 239 magisterchessmutt 13-Dec-19 05:44
Re: Remen : Meridian 238 DavidK 13-Dec-19 09:58
Re: Remen : Meridian 243 DavidK 13-Dec-19 09:15
Re: Remen : Meridian 244 magisterchessmutt 13-Dec-19 11:02
Re: Remen : Meridian 261 DavidK 13-Dec-19 11:07
Re: Earth circumference 320 drew 17-Dec-19 23:57
Re: Earth circumference 301 DavidK 18-Dec-19 11:29
Re: Earth circumference 266 drew 20-Dec-19 00:22
Re: Earth circumference 276 hendrik dirker 20-Dec-19 06:07
Re: Earth circumference 249 DavidK 20-Dec-19 13:27
Re: Earth circumference 240 hendrik dirker 21-Dec-19 12:48
Re: Earth circumference 252 Jim Alison 20-Dec-19 20:48
Re: Earth circumference 254 hendrik dirker 21-Dec-19 11:44
Re: Earth circumference 231 drew 20-Dec-19 23:48
Re: Remen : Meridian 240 Jim Alison 20-Dec-19 19:26
Re: Remen : Meridian 238 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 01:54
Re: Remen : Meridian 244 Jim Alison 21-Dec-19 04:30
Re: Remen : Meridian 241 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 07:43
Re: Remen : Meridian 237 DavidK 21-Dec-19 10:56
Re: Remen : Meridian 239 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 11:24
Re: Remen : Meridian 231 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 11:48
Re: Remen : Meridian 223 DavidK 21-Dec-19 16:08
Re: Remen : Meridian 255 DavidK 21-Dec-19 12:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 239 Jim Alison 21-Dec-19 15:19
Re: Remen : Meridian 231 molder 21-Dec-19 20:33
Re: Remen : Meridian 228 DavidK 21-Dec-19 23:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 225 Jim Alison 22-Dec-19 03:02
Re: Remen : Meridian 223 DavidK 22-Dec-19 10:30
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 237 molder 22-Dec-19 13:03
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 230 DavidK 22-Dec-19 15:01
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 234 magisterchessmutt 22-Dec-19 17:13
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 239 DavidK 22-Dec-19 17:32
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 235 Jim Alison 24-Dec-19 05:23
Stecchini's Metrics 233 thinkitover 21-Dec-19 16:01
Re: Stecchini's Metrics 235 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 17:17
Re: Stecchini's Metrics 238 thinkitover 24-Dec-19 15:06
Re: Remen : Meridian 237 drew 23-Dec-19 00:44
Re: Remen : Meridian 228 Jim Alison 23-Dec-19 02:55
Re: Remen : Meridian 248 DavidK 23-Dec-19 12:34
Re: Remen : Meridian 249 Jim Alison 24-Dec-19 01:09
Re: Remen : Meridian 227 drew 27-Dec-19 23:06
Re: Remen : Meridian 245 DavidK 27-Dec-19 23:59
Re: Remen : Meridian 243 drew 28-Dec-19 22:24
Re: Remen : Meridian 302 DavidK 29-Dec-19 00:50
Re: Remen : Meridian 205 Jim Alison 19-Apr-20 18:46
Re: Remen : Meridian 184 drew 22-Apr-20 23:44
Re: Remen : Meridian 200 magisterchessmutt 23-Apr-20 13:03
Re: Remen : Meridian 208 magisterchessmutt 24-Apr-20 08:14
Re: Remen : Meridian 231 Jim Alison 11-Jan-20 03:53
Re: Remen : Meridian 224 DavidK 11-Jan-20 13:54
The Egyptian Remen 14.58333r inches 391 DavidK 11-Jan-20 16:48
Re: Remen : Meridian 225 Jim Alison 22-Jan-20 00:10
Re: Remen : Meridian 214 Mercurial 22-Jan-20 20:59
say hello to rodz? 243 DavidK 11-Jan-20 18:01
Re: say hello to rodz? 228 thinkitover 12-Jan-20 06:03
Re: say hello to rodz? 233 DavidK 12-Jan-20 12:45
Re: say hello to rodz? 312 thinkitover 13-Jan-20 06:41
Re: Remen : Meridian 260 akitu 24-Apr-20 19:26


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