One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The new addition to the column should be graduated with metrical height above the Mediterranean, as well as with the nilometric cubits.’
- ‘After a lengthened consideration of these important conditions, Mr. Horner arrived at the conclusion that any wearing away of the bed of the channel north of Semne, the site of these ancient nilometric markings, could not have taken place within the historical period.’
- ‘In addition, it has been deduced that due to the unit of measurement used in parts of the complex, the Nilometric cubit, the Copts had a large role in the construction of the site.’
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