Funny you should mention this old topic because it is the first time I posted on this board long ago also. That being said, I would just like to point out one minor issue regarding your solution to this age old problem. It was never a matter of finding a circumference value equal to that of a square but the reverse of generating a square equal to the circle circumference. :) But on to more interesting matters now, what ever became of Mick Saunders? He is the only person I even saw on this board who could adequately interpret LC Stecchini's convoluted essays to come up with the right figures for the actual Polar Meridian Circ. used in ancient times, but how he did that was a mystery to me to this day. I had previously come to the same conclusion as his value without realizing it at first, a few years before in 2003, after reading John Neal's epic tome "All Done with Mirrors" at John Michell's suggestion I obtain a copy. Later I did a few email correspondences with Neal to ask him if he planned a sequel to that tome to include volumetric and weight units. His answer was a very emphatic No! LOL!! What a pity, he might have discovered the same thing I did and also Mick Saunders as well as another metrologic researcher from New Zealand named Martin Doutre who posted the same value a year previous to my discovery of it online in 2002, only I never heard of his work until much later when I began posting on this board at this date of topic in 2005. I would love to dig up more of Mick's prolific metrological data but it would take forever I think to locate it in this labrynth of correspondences again.