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Mosaic Unit Ruler: Does One Exist?

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Science  27 Sep 1968:
Vol. 161, Issue 3848, pp. 1358-1359
DOI: 10.1126/science.161.3848.1358

Abstract

Ancient mosaic patterns tend to be certain absolute sizes (mosaic units). There is evidence that the mosaicists had these lengths marked on rulers. A ruler such as one which an ancient mosaicist might have used has been reconstructed. It is possible that an original may still exist.