Anastasi I Ramp Percentage of Slope
The scribe’s ramp description conveys a remarkable correlation with those of the “Americans with Disabilities Act” [ADA], Chapter 4, 4.8 Ramps:
Any part of an accessible route with a slope greater than 1:20 shall be considered a ramp and shall comply with 4.8.
4.8.2* Slope and Rise
The least possible slope shall be used for any ramp. The maximum slope of a ramp in new construction shall be 1:12. The maximum rise for any run shall be 30 in (760 mm). Curb ramps and ramps to be constructed on existing sites or in existing buildings or facilities may have slopes and rises as allowed in 4.1.6(3)(a) if space limitations prohibit the use of a 1:12 slope or less.”
ADA Ramp Percentage of Slope
As a visual reference, most US residents (and many others) are familiar with the typical ADA Ramp; it is notable that the Anastasi I Ramp is gentler by 0.1141% of those designed for individuals with mobility challenges. It is evident that the scribe’s ramp account outlines a suitably practical ‘simple machine’ to aid in the construction of ancient monuments.
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?“ - Decimus Junius Juvenalis
Η άγνοια είναι η μητέρα του μύθου και του μυστηρίου.
“Numero, Pondere et Mensura“