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Engineering an Empire: Roman Units of Linear Measurement (Part 1 of 3).

By Pat Lowinger

From the Iberian Peninsula of modern Spain, to the isles of Britain, across the shores of North Africa and to the eastern borders of the Empire, the Romans were united not only by the Pax Romana, but also a very precise system of measurements which spread uniformity in construction, trade, cartography and science to all corners of the Empire.   1,202 more words

The Roman Empire

End of the Year!

Review of my 2016 goals – How did I go? :o

Well, to be honest I think what would have been completed, would have already been covered in previous posts, not much will have changed in the last 3 months, but we’ll have a look anyway! 844 more words

ABA

Run no. 69 – A six-thirty mile pace – really?

Run No. 69         Distance: 4.53 miles (7.3 km) Time: 43’41” (PB 38’ 38”)

A sunny but frosty and cold day today, so I was running with full hat and gloves. 502 more words

Non Classé

Metrology: CSIR-NPL Stands the Test of Time

Hailed as the Time Keeper of India CSIR-NPL, provides the Indian Standard Time (IST), steadfastly promoting Metrology, the science of measurement and its application, and accuracy and precision through the ensuing decades post -Independence. 732 more words

Guest Post: The British Academy/DFID Anti-Corruption Evidence Programme

Paul M. Heywood, the Sir Francis Hill Professor of European Politics at the University of Nottingman, contributes the following guest post:

In a recent… 883 more words

Guest Commentary

Entropy Rover

Creating a double funnel.

One helix stretches into the future. The other into the past – the vortex of information has many levels, in a complex series of nested fractal hierarchies. 408 more words

Poetry