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  • Introduction to Land Surveying
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    INTRODUCTION TO LAND SURVEYING

    A Brief Historical Account: It is not yet specifically known where surveying originated, but it is very probable that it has its origin in ancient Egypt. For instance a plan of the villa of a great Egyptian noble was found in a Thebian tomb of the eighth century dynasty. In the tomb of one Menna, at Thebes, there is a representation on the walls of two chainmen surveying a field of corn, and in Ptolemaic and Roman Papyri in the same country, measurements of plots of land are described. The invention of printing and engraving in Europe in the fifteenth century and the age of discoveries which followed contributed much…

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