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A Roman Dodecahedron for measuring distance

@inproceedings{Sparavigna2012ARD,
  title={A Roman Dodecahedron for measuring distance},
  author={Amelia Carolina Sparavigna},
  year={2012}
}
  • Amelia Carolina Sparavigna
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • Here I am discussing a possible use of a Roman Dodecahedron, a bronze artifact of gallo-roman origin, for measuring distance. A dodecahedron, found at Jublains, the ancient Nouiodunum, dating from the 2nd or 3rd century AD, is used to create a model. Looking through the model, it is possible to test it for measurements of distance based on similar triangles 

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