It may be
seen that, from the basic square side of the Remen, the length
of the Royal Cubit can be derived by multiplying the Remen by
the square root of 2; similarly, the Megalithic yard can be
derived by multiplying the Remen by the square root of 5.
be necessary to examine this postulate in some depth because
mensuration based on this 2 x 1 rectangle has been found on
four continents Africa, Asia, Europe and America
and almost invariably with its roots in the basic Egyptian quantum,
the Remen. Ivimy gives the remen a standard length of 370 millimetres
(mm), a figure that we are happy to accept although, in more
detailed studies, we have found it to vary from 0.370 0 metres
(m), or 370.0 mm in, for example Mohenjo-daro in Pakistan to
0.370 4 m, or 370.4 mm in the early Egyptian Mastabas and Pyramids.
Within this span of four tenths of a millimeter (or, approximately,
one sixth of an inch), we have located twenty-two other world-wide
measurements belonging to this genre.