# Ancient unit of measurement

The oldest **unit of weight measurement** is the Bek of the Amratian period of Egyptian civilization (about 3800 BC), found in Nakade, Egypt. The weights were cylindrical with rounded ends. They weighed from 188,7 to 211,2 g.

The builders of the funeral constructions of the megalithic epoch in the north-west of Europe (about 3500 BC) used the ancient unit of length measurement, equal to 82,9 ± 0,09 cm. This conclusion was made by Professor Alexander Tom.

In addition, the oldest units of measurement can be considered ancient: kotila is an ancient unit of capacity measurement equal to 0,275 liters, arbata is an ancient unit of volume measurement equal to 55,08 liters, metret is an antique unit of capacity equal to 38,88 liters, ancient unit of capacity measurement, equal to 1,08 liters, hus - an antique unit of capacity, equal to 3,24 liters.

In Babylon, the ancient units of measurement could be called 1 gur = 252,6 liters and 1 iku = 3528 m^{2}.