Ancient Metrics Feet Cubits Conversion Atlantis City Posidon Atlas Dimensions Nautical Miles Stade Length Egyptian Royal Cubit Equivalence Dual Systems Archaic Greece Bronze Age Jason Argonuauts Homer Iliad Odyssey Vessel Argo Dimensions Cubits Unit Measure Olympic Feet Stade Games First Olympiad Archaic Distance Measures Precession Cartography

Are you surprised that the greeks Jason and the Argonauts circa 1300 b.c. measured their sailing vessel the Argo in cubits?  Would not most expect the measure to have been in greek feet, with six hundred of those having composed a stade, the length of the sprint at the first Olympiad in 776 b.c.?  So what then was the basis of the ancient greek cubit, the means by which it was established, and too, what about the olympic foot?  There’s a linkage between the two actually, as three thousand olympic greek feet composed the base-perimeter length of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which indeed was surveyed in royal cubits, explained in article #2 at, both units subdivisions of the radius length of the earth, derived from its wobble rate, can you believe it?

Having deduced the geometric finding in the link, I was pleasantly surprised that in Maria Elena Whitshaw’s book, Atlantis in Spain, she reports the local legend that Tartessos (ancient Seville) was surrounded by a fortress which had 176 towers when the phoenicians ruled there, who were the Atlanteans actually, the City of Posidon to be found probably about thirty miles south of Cadiz on the seafloor, reported by Paco Salazar through Maxine Asher, that city’s size presented by Plato in olympic stadia (of six hundred feet), with the number of towers (176) at Tarshish indicative that they knew the interchangeability of the foot and cubit systems, from the rate of the wobble of the earth’s axis.  So please be sure to see

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