Did You Ever Wonder Why the Number 5,280 Feet Compose a Mile Why Not 6,000 Like Our Nautical Mapping System?


The Greeks used the stadium measure, 600 olympic feet (of 12.16 inches), 10 of those (stadia) which composed a nautical mile, but the Brits (along with the Greeks) lost track of the geometric nature of the measure (see Page at right Great Pyramid for Navigation), yet they (the Brits) did hold in remembrance that geometric method by establishing 1,760 yards to the mile, the same number of royal cubits which compose the base perimeter length of the Great Pyramid of Giza.