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(University of Leeds)   Remember how quaint the stories of the Earth being flat? Well, here be Dragons   (leeds.ac.uk) divider line 1
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2013-09-19 10:09:26 AM
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doglover: Who ever really believed the earth was flat? We've known it was round since AT LEAST greece. It's documented.


Probably well before Greece too. In their alignment and construction many surviving prehistoric structures show significant astronomical knowledge and anyone who lived near the sea probably knew it was curved. The whole the "world is flat" thing comes mostly from a modern myth made up about Christopher Columbus.
 
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