Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Some comparative calculations - Part 2

Ok, so a very good real-life load carrying capacity of a pair of bullocks would be 1.5-2 metric tonns. This includes modern materials and design... not bad.

That should put total load carrying capacity of 8 bullocks at, say, 8 tonns ?!
And Talmud says 56 ??? No, Rav. nehemiah opinion is definitelly wrong here.

Here is an example of what the cart might have looked like:

Taken from here:

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