Most people assume that the ancient measure of length, the foot, famously codified as the the olympic greek foot (of 12.15 modern inches), was the distance from the heel to toe of some ancient athenian ruler, and we’ve been told that the ancient egyptian and babylonian royal cubit was the distance (20.632 inches) from some early ruler’s elbow to fingertip, but those two meausures are actually subdivisions of the radius of the earth, determined by the slow wobble of the earth’s axis, which wobbles at the rate of 72 years/degree (of 360), having enabled the ancients to equate time to distance, by the stars’ apparent movement, relative to the horizon, due to the slow predicable wobble rate, measured by the Antikythera Mechanism, the Celtic Cross (archaeometer), Maui’s Tanawa, and the Mayan Staff of Power, then applied to the surprisingly simple geometric formula in article #2 at http://IceAgeCivilizations.com.
The Atlanteans also navigated by this method, seemingly having used the olympic foot (3,000 of which compose the base perimeter length of the Great Pyramid of Giza), because Plato described the dimensions of the city of Posidon, with its concentric rings of canals for ships around the central citadel and temple complex, in greek stadia, which were composed of 600 olympic feet, earth commensurate feet, as the olympic foot is the subdivision of the radius of the earth by a factor of 21,600,000, determined by the 72 years/degree rate of the earth’s axis’ wobble as it circuits the sun.
Graham Hancock, renowned alternative archaeologist and writer, has puzzled over how the ancients measured and thereby precisely navigated the earth during the Ice Age (because he won’t acknowledge the ancient mapping finding in the link), and he can’t explain the submerged ruins worldwide, which are of “bronze age” vintage, because he thinks the Ice Age ended circa 10000 B.C., so he’s trapped into having to grant that the biblical account in Genesis fits these evidences, whereas his darwinian timeline for human development contradicts his intensive research about ancient metrics, the Great Pyramid, and the submerged ruins, which actually went under when the Ice Age ended, circa 1500 B.C. (when the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt occurred).
Hancock has long correctly opined that global navigators built the great megalithic pyramids, temples, and citadels (some of which are submerged on the continental shelf), but he didn’t know how they measured the earth, nor why “bronze age” ruins are on the shallow seafloor, but he has shown disdain for the Bible, and so, has continued to ignore that the biblical account comports with his research, while the darwinian scheme, to which he subscribes, does not.
The ancient mexican hunab unit of length bears further investigating, as it just happens to be twice the length of the royal cubit, so 880 hunabs compose the base perimeter length of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, demonstrating more proof that the ancient measures were by the stars, as the navigators sailed all over the world, including to Mexico, to construct their impressive megalithic monuments to the sun and stars. And see http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.