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Aakhu, the Egyptian light god, is a counterpart to a character in the Dogon creation myth named Ogo, whose name means "quick. Ogo plays the role of light in the Dogon creation story, his twin sister plays the role of time. Key actions that Ogo performs include "measuring out" the dimensions of the universe and creating the primordial "field" - measured out in squares similar to the Chinese Magic square. The Egyptian word for cubit is "Aakhu Meh" - or as I read it, "light measure."

Based on the Dogon model and corresponding Egyptian words, in my opinion there is every reason to think that the concept of the cubit relates directly to the concept of light.

- Laird


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Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 162 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 00:44
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 169 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 02:08
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 135 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 03:09
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Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 182 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Mar-11 16:48
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 157 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 17:10
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 164 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 17:37
History and Update 174 Dr. Troglodyte 10-Mar-11 19:00
Re: History and Update 154 Laird Scranton 10-Mar-11 19:56
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 156 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 10:23
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 125 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 15:25
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 156 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 15:44
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 171 lobo-hotei 07-Mar-11 16:11
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 120 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 17:59
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 121 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 18:16
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 119 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 19:08
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 164 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 21:31
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 161 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 23:43
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 160 Laird Scranton 08-Mar-11 02:39
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 157 lobo-hotei 08-Mar-11 00:19
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 144 Scott Creighton 08-Mar-11 23:38
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 170 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 14:58
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 153 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 15:00
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Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 161 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 16:33
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 159 Ahatmose 09-Mar-11 16:37
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 161 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 16:39
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 171 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 16:38
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 160 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-11 16:42
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 169 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 16:50
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 146 Ahatmose 09-Mar-11 16:53
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 122 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 17:18
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 162 Ahatmose 09-Mar-11 17:40
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 161 carolb 09-Mar-11 19:05
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 168 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 20:15
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 171 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 20:17
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 153 carolb 09-Mar-11 20:27
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 125 lobo-hotei 09-Mar-11 21:01
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 139 carolb 09-Mar-11 21:27
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 178 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 01:05
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 172 carolb 10-Mar-11 01:09
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Re: Mod Warning 138 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 19:35
earlier request also 150 lobo-hotei 10-Mar-11 19:46
Mod Note to Scott & Lobo 223 lukehancock 11-Mar-11 08:33
Re: Mod Note to Scott & Lobo 131 lobo-hotei 11-Mar-11 17:22
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 176 Lee Burton 07-Mar-11 19:07
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 187 Edward Nightingale 06-Mar-11 22:24
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 213 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 00:40
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 269 magisterchessmutt 07-Mar-11 17:54
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 189 Edward Nightingale 07-Mar-11 06:54
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 167 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 11:06
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 165 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 15:52
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 136 Laird Scranton 07-Mar-11 15:53
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 158 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 18:11
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 171 Edward Nightingale 07-Mar-11 15:48
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 191 Scott Creighton 07-Mar-11 19:05
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 112 magisterchessmutt 07-Mar-11 19:57
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 112 Edward Nightingale 07-Mar-11 16:02
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Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 158 Edward Nightingale 08-Mar-11 03:22
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 161 Scott Creighton 08-Mar-11 16:08
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 159 Edward Nightingale 09-Mar-11 01:11
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Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 161 laughin 09-Mar-11 18:38
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 136 Scott Creighton 10-Mar-11 17:41
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 117 Scott Creighton 10-Mar-11 18:03
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 161 Edward Nightingale 10-Mar-11 23:46
Where or where did the erroneous images go ? 161 Ahatmose 11-Mar-11 00:31
Re: The Accuracy of Measurements 168 Scott Creighton 11-Mar-11 00:33
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