Mesopotamia
units of area, 1st millenium bce

Neo-Babylonian arû, a seed measure of land

Based on the units of capacity used for seeds.

kurru

pānu

5

ikû

2

10

sūtu

3

6

30

10

30

60

300

270
sq. m

0.27
ha

0.81
ha

1.62
ha

8.1
ha

For examples of the sources from which scholars have reconstructed relationships like these: The Cuneiform Digital Library

reed measure

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