The vikings of scandinavia were great navigators, but their ancient ancestors were really something, the children of Seskef, known to the british as Iafeth (Japheth), who taught how to measure the earth by its wobble rate, at 72 years/degree (of apparent shift of the stars’ positions from one year to the next because of the slow wobble of the earth’s axis), which the ancients utilized to relate time, precession time, to earth distance, which is geometry, meaning earth measure, by timekeeping, as was achieved to compute the previously mysterious determination for the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza, explained in article #2 at http://IceAgeCivilizations.com.
The nordic progeny of Japheth used the fot (foot) unit of length measure, which like the ancient greek olympic foot was 12.16 modern inches, certainly no coincidence, because 3,000 of either compose the base perimeter length of the Great Pyramid of Giza, so ‘though the european units are different than the cubit used to survey the GP in Egypt, they are the same really, subdivisions of the radius length of the earth, with the cubit having been used by the progeny of Ham, known as Misr or Khemit in ancient Egypt, and Cham in India and southeast Asia as well, known as the centaur Cheiron, or Chronus, to the greeks, Chronos, the time man.
And Atlas, son of Sidon (Poseidon) also mastered the measure of the earth, a phoenician, so to speak, because Sidon was a son of Canaan, but who sailed to help found Atlantis in the Gibraltar region with his sons, listed in Plato’s account, the City of Poseidon having been surveyed in stadia (units of 600 olympic feet), according to the account, apparently in deference to Tarshish, a Japhethite, whose namesake was Tartessos of southern Spain, the inhabitants known to the ancient Assyrians at the other end of the Mediterranean as the Tarsisi. It was a much smaller world back then than mainstream archaeologists are willing to admit, but the record certainly does corroborate the Bible.
The ancient unit of depth measure, the nordic fathom (six fot), was called the famn, and the aln was half of that (three fot), with the mil unit of distance composed of 36,000 fot (or 18,000 aln) certainly reflecting the base six methodology of earth measure explained in the link, according to the extremely slow wobble of the earth’s axis at 72 years/degree, why geometry means earth measure, the ancient origin of it, now embodied in our modern nautical mile mapping system, the same numbers of the ancient measuring method, but today, by solar transit time measured accurately with modern instrumentation, begun with Harrison’s Chronometer in the 1750′s.
The progeny of Ham dispersed far and wide around the world, leading the way of exploration and settlement during the Ice Age, with the tribes of Shem remaining mostly in western Asia and the Middle East, exceptions having been the navigators Peleg, Eber, and Ophir. The Japhethites migrated mostly to Europe, having arrived by land and sea from the Middle East in the aftermath of the Tower of Babel, when Japheth became Iafeth and Seskef in ancient european dialects, who taught the ancient units of length like the system of ancient Greece, in olympic feet (scandinavian fot), with Tarshish of Atlantis having been a great grandson of Japheth.
I don’t know whether the shemites Eber, Ophir, or Peleg used the foot or the cubit, but the Hebrews (descended from Eber and Peleg) used the cubit, for Solomon’s Temple, as desribed in the Bible, and Noah’s Ark as well, and the Egyptians used the cubit, as discussed in the link, so the Shemites were probably a mixed bag on this, considering too that the Bible says that people of Japheth would dwell in the tents of Shem, which obviously was the case, as the Hamites were more prone to sail far and wide in the early days after the Flood.