WTF Fun Fact – Bematist

WTF Fun Fact - Bematist

Ancient Greeks and Egyptians measured long distances by hiring “bematists,” who would count steps while walking between locations. They 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. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: Bematist – Wikipedia