Ancient Greeks and Egyptians measured long distances by hiring 'bematists,' who would count steps while walking between locations.
Jesse, posted on 01/08/2020, 318 views
factrepublic.com, Tiny Fox Lab
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
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