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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
i am interested in the ruler.
So they found a 5000 year old ruler that had a nearly perfect representation of the metric system?
Yet another surprising artifact is a 10-centimeter ruler with an accuracy of half a millimeter(!
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That is exactly Steedman's Thake premise, and the point of the article - that this particular city shows such divergence from regional and cultural norms. It's really interesting that the Sumerians were thought to come from the East, I didn't know that.
we found out that the cuts were divided in one millimeter and half millimeter measures…”
It is not a ruler based on the modern millimeter or centimeter, each gradation works out to about 1.5mm. Rather it has a precision level of (about) a millimeter.