Mesopotamia
units of capacity

Obviously, the estimates of actual volumes are very approximate.

Babylon, 3rd millenium bce

guru

gur

3600

bariga

4

14,400

ban

6

24

86,400

sila

10

60

240

864,000

1
L

10
L

60
L

240
L

864,000
L

Babylon, from the late 3rd millenium bce

guru

gur

3600

bariga

5

18,000

ban

6

30

108,000

sila

10

60

300

1,080,000

1
L

10
L

60
L

300
L

1,080,000
L

Babylon, 2nd to 1st millenium bce

kurru

pānu

5

sūtu

6

30

6

36

180

1
L

10
L

60
L

180
L

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