Ancients measured long distances by hiring “bematists.” They were trained to count steps while walking between locations and could measure hundreds of miles with 95%+ accuracy. Eratosthenes used one to calculate the circumference of the Earth within 15% in 240 B.C.E. – Tiny Fox Lab Facts
Ancient Greeks and Egyptians measured long distances by hiring 'bematists,' who would count steps while walking between locations.
Jesse, posted on 01/08/2020, 576 views