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The Lost Winchester Bushel
And the origin of the Troy and Scottish (mercantile) Pounds
The volume of the lost Winchester Bushel has been found. It is exactly a one foot cube.
This ancient foot was used to build the Minoan palaces on Crete in the second
millennium BCE. Its cube may well have been the origin of both the Troy system of
weights and the Scottish (mercantile) pound of medieval England.