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Hi Stephen, Dave, et al.,

I agree with Stephen that the generally a cubit is one and a half times the foot in any given ancient measurement system and I do not see why that should not be applied to the ancient Egyptian measurement system as well.

I am not sure it is fair to say that there is no evidence of an Egyptian foot that is 2/3 the length of the Egyptian cubit, since most of the dimensions that are an even number of cubits are also an even number of feet. For instance the GP outer dimensions of 440/280 cubits are 660/420 feet. Or the dimensions of the KC are 10/20 cubits or 15/30 feet, etc, etc.

However, one measure that makes more sense in feet than cubits is the equatorial diameter of the earth. It is 24350000 cubits which is 36524000 feet, a pretty recognizable number:

Equatorial circumference = 24901 miles
24901 divided by pi = 7926.2345 miles (equatorial diameter)
7926.2345 x 5280 = 41850518 English feet
41850518 x 12 = 502206216 English inches
502206216 divided by 20.625 = 24349392 ancient Egyptian cubits
24349392 x 3/2 = 36524088 ancient Egyptian feet

Best,

Jim

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Re: A new slate/slant on the ERC 134 Dave Light 17-Jan-05 00:51
Re: A new slate/slant on the ERC 131 michael saunders 17-Jan-05 01:17
Re: A new slate/slant on the ERC 148 Dave Light 17-Jan-05 01:34
Re: A new slate/slant on the ERC 169 magisterchessmutt 17-Jan-05 01:53
Re: A new slate/slant on the ERC 215 magisterchessmutt 17-Jan-05 02:46
Imperial v Metric 150 michael saunders 17-Jan-05 10:58
Addendum... 125 michael saunders 17-Jan-05 11:14
Re: Imperial v Metric 197 magisterchessmutt 17-Jan-05 15:04
Re: Imperial v Metric 119 michael saunders 17-Jan-05 23:49
Re: Imperial v Metric 124 Dave Light 17-Jan-05 16:13
Re: Imperial v Metric 196 magisterchessmutt 17-Jan-05 17:36
Re: Imperial v Metric 132 Dave Light 17-Jan-05 18:34
Re: Imperial v Metric 164 magisterchessmutt 17-Jan-05 22:58
Re: Imperial v Metric 146 Dave Light 17-Jan-05 23:19
Re: Imperial v Metric 116 Dave Light 17-Jan-05 23:19
Re: Imperial v Metric 193 magisterchessmutt 17-Jan-05 23:37
Re: Imperial v Metric 116 Dave Light 17-Jan-05 23:54
Re: Imperial v Metric 182 magisterchessmutt 18-Jan-05 00:05
Re: Imperial v Metric 173 magisterchessmutt 18-Jan-05 01:45
Geometric marriege of Male & female 137 michael saunders 18-Jan-05 12:29
Re: Geometric marriege of Male & female 130 Jim Alison 18-Jan-05 14:26
Re: Geometric marriege of Male & female 140 michael saunders 18-Jan-05 14:32
Re: Geometric marriege of Male & female 219 magisterchessmutt 18-Jan-05 23:32
Re: Geometric marriege of Male & female 123 michael saunders 19-Jan-05 00:19
Re: Geometric marriege of Male & female 134 michael saunders 18-Jan-05 14:30
Re: Imperial v Metric 127 michael saunders 17-Jan-05 23:55
Re: Imperial v Metric 123 Dave Light 18-Jan-05 00:05
Re: Imperial v Metric 110 michael saunders 18-Jan-05 00:09
Re: Imperial v Metric 144 Dave Light 18-Jan-05 00:30
Re: A new slate/slant on the ERC 120 michael saunders 17-Jan-05 11:59
Re: A new slate/slant on the ERC 149 magisterchessmutt 17-Jan-05 23:29
Re: A new slate/slant on the ERC 129 Dave Light 17-Jan-05 23:50
Re: A new slate/slant on the ERC 174 magisterchessmutt 18-Jan-05 00:00
Re: A new slate/slant on the ERC 128 Dave Light 18-Jan-05 00:25
Re: A new slate/slant on the ERC 138 michael saunders 18-Jan-05 00:31
Re: A new slate/slant on the ERC 141 michael saunders 18-Jan-05 00:06
Egyptian early greek foot 126 michael saunders 18-Jan-05 00:17
Re: A new slate/slant on the ERC 126 Dave Light 18-Jan-05 00:30
Re: A new slate/slant on the ERC 172 magisterchessmutt 18-Jan-05 00:41
Re: A new slate/slant on the ERC 123 Dave Light 18-Jan-05 09:21
Re: A new slate/slant on the ERC 130 michael saunders 18-Jan-05 12:36
Egyptian foot 185 Jim Alison 18-Jan-05 05:57
Re: Egyptian foot 120 Dave Light 18-Jan-05 09:11
Re: Egyptian foot 150 michael saunders 18-Jan-05 13:16
Re: Egyptian foot 118 michael saunders 18-Jan-05 14:07
Re: Egyptian foot 126 Dave Light 19-Jan-05 00:42
Re: Egyptian foot 131 Dave Light 19-Jan-05 01:14
Re: Egyptian foot 131 michael saunders 19-Jan-05 11:02
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