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Title: On the Estimation of the Volumes of Some Urartian Pithoi
Author(s): MILETO, Franco
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 9    Date: 2010   
Pages: 21-42
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.9.0.2056299

Abstract :
In connection with the problem of estimating the equivalent in litres of the Urartian units of measurement for volume, this paper describes in detail a method for calculating the volume of a container supposed to be a rotation solid. The method is a good compromise between simplicity of mathematical approach and expected accuracy of the result. The paper shows how the method can be applied to different sets of input data, calculating the volume of three Urartian pithoi and a so-called ‘libation vessel’. In the Appendix by Salvini the new results are applied to an updated analysis of Urartian units of measurement for volumes.

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