Even thought it was the Egyptians that invented the 24 hour day around 3500 BCE, the hours varied in length according to the season, making daylight hours were longer in summer and shorter in winter. it was not until 3000 years later when the Babylonians circa 300 BCE created the 24 equal hour days.
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In today’s world, the most widely used numeral system is decimal (base 10), a system that probably originated because it made it easy for humans to count using their fingers.
- Hour – Wikipedia
An hour (symbol: h; also abbreviated hr.) is a unit of time conventionally reckoned as 1⁄24 of a day and scientifically reckoned as 3,599–3,601 seconds, depending on conditions.
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December 2003 answer: It appears that the Egyptians were responsible for the 24 hour day. The Eqyptians were fond of counting in base twelve (instead of base 10 which is commonly used today).
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While each country has (in broad terms) historically had distinct measurements for distance, weights etc the method of splitting the day into 24 hours, one hour into 60 mins and one minute into 60 seconds seems to be the only one in use, and indeed to me the only one I know of.
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