History of Measurement

I really enjoyed today’s lesson, actually. I’m really interested in history and anthropology, so I found the information about the development of measurement and numbers fascinating.

I didn’t actually know what a Cubit was defined as – I know the Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids of Giza using various measurements from the Pharaoh (this isn’t that old of a method – Henry I defined a yard as the length of the tip of his nose to the tip of his middle finger of his outstretched arm), but I didn’t really think about the name. I also got some information from the video that I plan on using in my inquiry project, which was really great.