III: WEIGHTS AND MEASURES - Rev. Claude Hermann Walter Johns, Babylonian and Assyrian Laws, Contracts and Letters 
Babylonian and Assyrian Laws, Contracts and Letters (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1904).
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WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
|1 shekel||=||180 šê.|
|1 mina||=||60 shekels.|
|1 talent||=||60 minas.|
The weight of the mina may be reckoned in round numbers as 500 grams.
MEASURES OF CAPACITY
|1 GIN||=||180 šê (?).|
|1 ḲA||=||60 GIN.|
|1 GUR||=||300 ḲA.|
MEASURES OF LENGTH
|1 ell (U)||=||60 ubanu.|
|1 ânu||=||6 ells.|
|1 GAR||=||2 ânu.|
|1 KASBU||=||1,800 GAR.|
On other measures see , ii., pp. 197-218. The ell is about half a metre.
MEASURES OF SURFACE
|1 GIN||=||180 šê.|
|1 SAR||=||60 GIN.|
|1 GAN||=||1,800 SAR.|
The area of the SAR was one GAR square, or 6 metres square. Areas were also measured by the amount of corn required to sow them, or their average yield, that is by the GUR and ḲA.
MEASURES OF TIME
|1 day||=||12 double hours.|
|1 month||=||30 days, average.|
|1 year||=||12 months, average.|
Further details may be obtained from Zimmern’s Das Princip unserer Zeit-und Raumteilung, in the Berichten d. philolog. histor. Classe d. Königl. Sächs. Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig. November 14, 1901.