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.

      3800 BCE
      Flinders Petrie
      Naqada, Egypt

Additional Information:

  • Understanding Weights And Measures In Archaeology
    Jan 12, 2019 – History of Weights And Measures Mesopotamia is thought to be the centre of the first uniform weights and measures systems, developed around the 4th to 3rd millennia BC. However, it was the incredible accuracy of the measurement systems of the people of the Indus Valley that has astonished modern metrology experts.
  • History of measurement – Wikipedia
    The earliest recorded systems of weights and measures originate in the 3rd or 4th millennium … Weights and measures from the oldest societies can often be inferred at least in part from archaeological specimens, often preserved in museums. … When means for weighing were invented, seeds and stones served as …
  • Pim weight – Wikipedia
    Pim weights were polished stones about 15 mm (5/8 inch) diameter, equal to about two-thirds of a Hebrew shekel. Many specimens have been found since their initial discovery early in the … Prior to the discovery of the weights by archaeologists, scholars did not know how to translate the word pim (פִ֗ים p̄îm) in 1 Samuel …
  • Straight from the Bible: Tiny First Temple stone weight unearthed
    Nov 21, 2018 – A First Temple period weight measure called a ‘beka’ was … David excavation in the Davidson Archaeological Park and discovered in the wet …
  • Weights & Measures – Jewish Virtual Library
    For that reason, most of the first measures were natural or common physical … as has been proven from the Bible and from archaeological finds, and were in use ….. Most of the weights found in Palestine are from the end of the period of the …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.