Nuzi
units of area, 2nd millenium bce

     

imēru

   

aweḫaru

10

 

kumānu

15

ḫararnu

1 1/3

2

20

≈550
sq. m

≈732
sq. m

≈1,100
sq. m

≈11,000
sq. m

The chart is based on Zaccagnini's article, but, as he says, the figures “should be taken only as a rough approximation.” Zaccagninini's estimates were based both on tablets that gave both the dimensions of a field and its area, and on statements regarding the amount of seed needed to sow fields of a particular size. See his article for an interesting description of the confluence of varied lines of attack on the problem.

Carlo Zaccagnini.
Notes on the Nuzi surface measures.
in
Kurt Bergerhof, Manfried Dietrich and Oswald Loretz, editors.
Ugarit-Forschungen. Internationales Jahrbuch für die Altertumskunde Syrien-Palastinäs. Volume 11.
Kevelaer: Verlag Butzon & Bercker; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1979.
Page 856.

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