Mesopotamia
units of area, 3rd – 2nd millenia bce

Sumerian names are in green; others are Akkadian. One sar is 1 square nindānu.

šargal

šar'u

6

šar

10

60

bur'u

6

60

360

bur or būru

10

60

600

3600

eše

3

30

180

1800

10,800

iku or ikū

6

18

180

1080

10,800

64,800

ubu

2

12

36

360

2160

21,600

129,600

sar or mušaru

50

100

600

1800

18,000

108,000

1,080,000

6,480,000

gin or šiqlu

60

3000

6000

36,000

108,000

1,080,000

6,480,000

64,800,000

388,800,000

0.6
sq. m

36
sq. m

1800
sq. m

3600
sq. m

36
sq. m

6.48
ha

64.8
ha

388.8
ha

3,888
ha

23,328
ha

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