Stecchini was both right and at the same time wrong about his assessment of the Egyptian Ft. And yes his essays are so inconsistent in so many ways I have to agree also. When he states that the Roman Ft. was 35:36 to the English, that is also correct. But it is a bit of a paradox, even he couldn't figure out. Which was the main objective with my topic. It is somewhat unfortunate that his own nationalistic impulses kept him lingering onto those old Roman Ft. units as the proverbial Savior of Metrology for too long, LOL! The further one goes back in time, the clearer and more concise the old standards become, and how different evolving civilizations utilized that standard in specific ways more conducive to their own local environment. No need for a Nilometer where there was no Nile. When tracing the foundation roots of this ancient Metric system, whether one realizes it or not, they are at the same time tracing the evolution of the entire Indo-European language system, which is something Petrie noted a few times. But that subject was still too controversial in his day to become more recognized and accepted. The difficulty being that there was such a cross cultural migration flow from the origin point of this system spreading into Southerly cultures later, and a reverse Indo-Aryan migration culture headed North with the advance of the Persian culture being the predominant factor. The original system began even before written records came into existence. But that is the point that academic scholars use as the foundation point of most everything pertaining to civilization begin also alas. In a sense, I can understand why, as what choice do they have? But there are so many other extraneous factors that contributed to the spread of agricultural based cultures such as the domestication of the horse and livestock and the labor savings that utilizing animals did to do heavy difficult work which helped the spread of these early civilizing arts. When studying ancient Metrology, it can't be done as a subject on it's own, without examining everything it pertains to as well.