Автор сообщения: Егермейстер
Дата и время сообщения: 05 August 2006 at 06:16:47:
В ответ на сообщение: Re: О египетском царском локте, Исааке Ньютоне и метре, Горму
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Greaves was late proved right: to the Napoleonic expedition to Egypt there was attached a group of ingenieurs geographes for whom one of the main tasks was the determination of the Egyptian standard; thanks to the data collected by them it was possible to calculate that the Egyptian foot measures 300 mm., a datum which by consensus of all serious metrologists is the most certain datum in the entire field of ancient metrics. The absolute precision and reliability of this datum is an extremely valuable acquisition, since most metrologists of the nineteenth century have come to agree that the Egyptian foot is the basic unit of length of the ancient world.