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Posts tagged Erathosthenes

July 15, 2008

 

High above Earth's atmosphere

Who Knew the Earth was Round

Until the third century B.C. it was generally accepted that the world was flat until a man named Eratosthenes came across an interesting discovery.

July 15, 2008

 

Shadows of a camel caravan

Measuring the Earth with Camels

After proving that the earth is round, third century B.C. thinker Eratosthenes had the information he needed to measure the earth’s circumference.

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