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The Pendulum and Standards of Measure in the Ancient World (abstract)

Abstract When the French proposed their first metric system in 1723, they had no idea it had been invented by the ancient Mesopotamians 5000 years earlier. Just as the French proposed to use the length of a one-second pendulum to create standards of length, volume and weight, the Sumerians had create nearly identical meters, liters […]