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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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Subject Views Written By Posted
Remen : Meridian 1956 Jim Alison 15-Nov-19 22:52
DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 152 Poster Boy 16-Nov-19 17:55
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 138 DUNE 17-Nov-19 09:56
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 113 Jim Alison 17-Nov-19 23:45
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 109 Poster Boy 17-Nov-19 23:59
Found it! 144 Poster Boy 18-Nov-19 02:55
Re: Found it! 112 Mercurial 20-Nov-19 11:44
Re: Found it! 99 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 14:42
Squaring The Circle 113 Dr. Troglodyte 20-Nov-19 18:59
Re: Squaring The Circle 111 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:02
Re: Squaring The Circle 110 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:22
Remen references 120 Lee McGiffen 21-Nov-19 01:59
Re: Remen references 123 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 04:29
Re: Remen references 94 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 13:56
Re: Remen references 73 Jim Alison 24-Nov-19 20:05
Re: Remen references 89 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 21:17
Re: Remen references 76 magisterchessmutt 25-Nov-19 01:24
Re: Remen references 77 magisterchessmutt 25-Nov-19 12:10
Re: Remen references 103 DUNE 25-Nov-19 13:17
Re: Remen references 48 Jim Alison 16-Jan-20 20:22
Drastic Geodetic Measures and Nippur Cubit 91 thinkitover 25-Nov-19 06:46
Re: Remen references 94 Jim Alison 26-Nov-19 08:04
Re: Remen references 102 Lee McGiffen 27-Nov-19 12:54
Re: Remen references 81 Mercurial 28-Nov-19 22:32
Re: Remen references 107 Jim Alison 01-Dec-19 06:15
Re: Squaring The Circle 125 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 00:47
Re: Squaring The Circle 86 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 02:32
Re: Squaring The Circle 89 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 05:20
Re: Squaring The Circle 133 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 06:26
Egyptian knowledge of √2 90 Lee McGiffen 22-Nov-19 06:39
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 75 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 01:19
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 99 thinkitover 23-Nov-19 09:45
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 80 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 14:42
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 75 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 16:10
Everything Mick wrote here - 86 pages 87 geoffss 21-Nov-19 10:49
Re: Everything Mick wrote here - 86 pages 81 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 11:54
Re: Squaring The Circle 47 molder 20-Dec-19 12:45
Re: Found it! 94 Mercurial 22-Nov-19 06:48
Re: Found it! 90 magisterchessmutt 22-Nov-19 12:01
Re: Found it! 85 Poster Boy 22-Nov-19 15:24
Re: Found it! 92 magisterchessmutt 22-Nov-19 23:55
Re: Found it! 78 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 02:06
Re: Found it! 78 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 02:36
Re: Found it! 78 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 03:37
Re: Found it! 85 DUNE 23-Nov-19 18:42
Re: Found it! 73 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 19:37
Re: Found it! 82 DUNE 23-Nov-19 20:14
Re: Found it! 73 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 20:27
Re: Found it! 74 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 20:46
Re: Found it! 79 DUNE 23-Nov-19 21:37
Re: Found it! 77 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 21:55
Re: Found it! 81 DUNE 23-Nov-19 22:24
Re: Found it! 74 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 22:44
Re: Found it! 107 Poster Boy 24-Nov-19 17:44
Re: Found it! 78 DUNE 24-Nov-19 18:29
Re: Found it! 81 Poster Boy 24-Nov-19 18:34
Re: Found it! 78 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 20:59
Re: Found it! 74 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 19:55
Totally debunked 79 Lee McGiffen 24-Nov-19 05:23
NOT Totally debunked 75 Poster Boy 24-Nov-19 05:41
eg: NOT Totally debunked 87 Poster Boy 24-Nov-19 06:12
Khufu <> Khafre 94 Dr. Troglodyte 23-Nov-19 00:28
Re: Khufu <> Khafre 71 Mercurial 24-Nov-19 19:12
Khufu <> Khafre - Update 34 Dr. Troglodyte 11-Jan-20 19:56
Re: Found it! 94 Jim Alison 23-Nov-19 01:35
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 93 magisterchessmutt 19-Nov-19 03:45
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 83 Jim Alison 19-Nov-19 14:05
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 89 magisterchessmutt 20-Nov-19 00:27
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 82 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 15:34
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 80 magisterchessmutt 19-Nov-19 03:49
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 85 DUNE 19-Nov-19 10:37
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 79 Jim Alison 19-Nov-19 14:22
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 80 DUNE 19-Nov-19 15:37
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 76 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 00:44
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 93 Poster Boy 19-Nov-19 16:43
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 80 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 01:07
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 96 Poster Boy 20-Nov-19 01:38
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 81 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 14:28
Where is this leading? 87 Poster Boy 21-Nov-19 17:19
Re: Where is this leading? 87 Lee McGiffen 22-Nov-19 06:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 103 Poster Boy 16-Nov-19 18:00
Re: Remen : Meridian 99 Jim Alison 16-Nov-19 22:09
Excellent! 105 thinkitover 16-Nov-19 18:29
Re: Excellent! 132 Jim Alison 16-Nov-19 22:24
Re: Excellent! 104 Lee McGiffen 18-Nov-19 07:36
Re: Excellent! 107 Jim Alison 18-Nov-19 15:55
Re: Excellent! 102 magisterchessmutt 19-Nov-19 03:57
Re: Remen : Meridian 94 Spiros 20-Nov-19 15:06
Re: Remen : Meridian 85 Spiros 20-Nov-19 19:28
Re: Remen : Meridian 85 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:24
Re: Remen : Meridian 76 Spiros 20-Nov-19 22:25
Re: Remen : Meridian 100 Spiros 20-Nov-19 22:58
Re: Remen : Meridian 84 Spiros 20-Nov-19 23:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 92 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 23:40
The Earth number 140 hendrik dirker 21-Nov-19 05:48
Re: The Earth number 120 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 13:15
Re: The Earth number 100 molder 22-Nov-19 19:30
Re: The Earth number 82 Jim Alison 23-Nov-19 01:44
Geometry as Metrology? 100 thinkitover 23-Nov-19 22:56
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 90 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 00:04
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 95 Jim Alison 24-Nov-19 01:16
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 100 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 01:36
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 125 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 01:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 127 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 02:38
Re: Remen : Meridian 89 DavidK 11-Dec-19 23:26
Re: Remen : Meridian 75 DavidK 12-Dec-19 13:23
Re: Remen : Meridian 66 thinkitover 12-Dec-19 18:51
Re: Remen : Meridian 77 DavidK 12-Dec-19 21:27
Re: Remen : Meridian 57 Jiri Mruzek 13-Dec-19 00:55
Re: Remen : Meridian 55 DavidK 13-Dec-19 09:51
Re: Remen : Meridian 58 Jim Alison 13-Dec-19 03:48
Re: Remen : Meridian 58 magisterchessmutt 13-Dec-19 04:58
Re: Remen : Meridian 57 magisterchessmutt 13-Dec-19 05:44
Re: Remen : Meridian 59 DavidK 13-Dec-19 09:58
Re: Remen : Meridian 58 DavidK 13-Dec-19 09:15
Re: Remen : Meridian 52 magisterchessmutt 13-Dec-19 11:02
Re: Remen : Meridian 70 DavidK 13-Dec-19 11:07
Re: Earth circumference 77 drew 17-Dec-19 23:57
Re: Earth circumference 79 DavidK 18-Dec-19 11:29
Re: Earth circumference 83 drew 20-Dec-19 00:22
Re: Earth circumference 68 hendrik dirker 20-Dec-19 06:07
Re: Earth circumference 67 DavidK 20-Dec-19 13:27
Re: Earth circumference 50 hendrik dirker 21-Dec-19 12:48
Re: Earth circumference 60 Jim Alison 20-Dec-19 20:48
Re: Earth circumference 56 hendrik dirker 21-Dec-19 11:44
Re: Earth circumference 52 drew 20-Dec-19 23:48
Re: Remen : Meridian 58 Jim Alison 20-Dec-19 19:26
Re: Remen : Meridian 60 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 01:54
Re: Remen : Meridian 57 Jim Alison 21-Dec-19 04:30
Re: Remen : Meridian 47 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 07:43
Re: Remen : Meridian 51 DavidK 21-Dec-19 10:56
Re: Remen : Meridian 57 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 11:24
Re: Remen : Meridian 51 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 11:48
Re: Remen : Meridian 44 DavidK 21-Dec-19 16:08
Re: Remen : Meridian 67 DavidK 21-Dec-19 12:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 52 Jim Alison 21-Dec-19 15:19
Re: Remen : Meridian 48 molder 21-Dec-19 20:33
Re: Remen : Meridian 46 DavidK 21-Dec-19 23:49
Re: Remen : Meridian 50 Jim Alison 22-Dec-19 03:02
Re: Remen : Meridian 53 DavidK 22-Dec-19 10:30
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 52 molder 22-Dec-19 13:03
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 49 DavidK 22-Dec-19 15:01
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 61 magisterchessmutt 22-Dec-19 17:13
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 63 DavidK 22-Dec-19 17:32
Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 57 Jim Alison 24-Dec-19 05:23
Stecchini's Metrics 55 thinkitover 21-Dec-19 16:01
Re: Stecchini's Metrics 63 magisterchessmutt 21-Dec-19 17:17
Re: Stecchini's Metrics 55 thinkitover 24-Dec-19 15:06
Re: Remen : Meridian 56 drew 23-Dec-19 00:44
Re: Remen : Meridian 55 Jim Alison 23-Dec-19 02:55
Re: Remen : Meridian 65 DavidK 23-Dec-19 12:34
Re: Remen : Meridian 71 Jim Alison 24-Dec-19 01:09
Re: Remen : Meridian 47 drew 27-Dec-19 23:06
Re: Remen : Meridian 55 DavidK 27-Dec-19 23:59
Re: Remen : Meridian 51 drew 28-Dec-19 22:24
Re: Remen : Meridian 89 DavidK 29-Dec-19 00:50
Re: Remen : Meridian 52 Jim Alison 11-Jan-20 03:53
Re: Remen : Meridian 47 DavidK 11-Jan-20 13:54
The Egyptian Remen 14.58333r inches 57 DavidK 11-Jan-20 16:48
Re: Remen : Meridian 39 Jim Alison 22-Jan-20 00:10
Re: Remen : Meridian 28 Mercurial 22-Jan-20 20:59
say hello to rodz? 56 DavidK 11-Jan-20 18:01
Re: say hello to rodz? 41 thinkitover 12-Jan-20 06:03
Re: say hello to rodz? 47 DavidK 12-Jan-20 12:45
Re: say hello to rodz? 46 thinkitover 13-Jan-20 06:41


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