Roman Weights and Measures
Jun 25, 2004
Many units of Roman Weights and Measures in the modern western world (UK and USA), have a direct relationship dating back to the Romans. The modern mile, pound (lb for libra) and ounce (uncia) are all directly traceable. Some other similarities, such as the width of rail road rails, is said to correspond directly to groove marks left in Roman roads, but this theory is widely debated.