King David I Defined the Inch

Scotland's King David I defined one "ynche" is equal in width to the base of a man's thumbnail, Continue reading

Archeologist Discovered the First Weight Measure

British archeologist Flinders Petrie discovered the beqa, a cylindrical weight measure of 7 ounces (198 grams) at Naqada, Egypt dated to the Amratian period of 3800 BCE. Continue reading

The First Recorded Standard Unit of Length

The first recorded unit of length was approximately 2.7 feet (0.8 meters) used by megalithic tomb builders of Europe around 3500 BCE Continue reading