publication . Article . 2020

On Measuring Ancient Egyptian Architecture

Corinna Rossi;
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  • Published: 19 Nov 2020 Journal: The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, volume 106, pages 229-238 (issn: 0307-5133, eissn: 2514-0582, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
<jats:p> This article discusses the meaning and function of the act of measuring ancient Egyptian architecture in the present-day context, in which the advent of digital culture has allowed the accumulation of extremely precise and accurate data. Our expectations on our modern measurements may lead us to select the ancient data through a filter that does not correspond to the ancient perspective, thus affecting the validity of the results. In order to disentangle past and current perspectives, it may be useful to discuss two aspects: the difference between ancient measures obtained from calculations and observations, and the meaning of precision and accuracy in ...
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free text keywords: Archaeology, History, Ancient Egyptian architecture, ancient Egyptian mathematics, archaeometry, astronomical orientation, architectural measurements, Ancient history, Art, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Digital culture, Archaeological science, Ancient Egyptian mathematics, Architecture
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LIVING IN A FRINGE ENVIRONMENT - Investigating occupation and exploitation of desert frontier areas in the Late Roman Empire
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 681673
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-COG
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