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Oldest unit for mass in ancient Egypt. Originally it was 13.7 g
Oldest unit in Egypt
Scales dating back to 8,000 BC were excavated in Egypt. The “beqa” is the oldest unit in Egypt that we know the name of, and the original weights were 13.7 g. Interestingly, a weight weighing the same amount was discovered in ancient ruins in India.
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