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Lelgemann's description of the relationship of the remen and cubit is confusing. He seems to derive the cubit from the remen, being 1c = √2 x remen, without first defining the length of the remen. In my understanding, the cubit comes first, being derived from the human body. The remen is the half-diagonal of the 1c x 1c square, and approximates to 5 palms, but is not exactly 5 palms.

For larger squares, as for example the 100c x 100c square, the remen is close enough to 70c 5p (495 palms), giving a 1/√2 value of 99/140, while the double remen gives a √2 value of 99/70.

It is these two values that are used throughout pyramid construction to ensure the squareness of the bases. This is particularly evidenced by the base of Userkaf's pyramid, which is 140 cubits, and whose half-diagonals and diagonals are whole numbers of cubits, being 99 cubits and 198 cubits respectively.

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Remen : Meridian 2674 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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