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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Earth

The flat Earth model is an archaic conception of Earth's shape as a plane or disk. Many ancient cultures subscribed to a flat Earth cosmography, including Greece until the classical period, the Bronze Age and Iron Age civilizations of the Near East until the Hellenistic period, India until the Gupta period (early centuries AD),  ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myth_of_the_flat_Earth

The myth that people in the Middle Ages thought the Earth is flat appears to date from the 17th century as part of the campaign by Protestants against Catholic teaching. But it gained currency in the 19th century, thanks to inaccurate histories such as John William Draper's History of the Conflict ...

www.history.com/news/christopher-columbus-never-set-out-to-prove-the-earth-was-round

Oct 6, 2017 ... There's just one problem: It's almost certain that in the 1490s, nobody thought the earth was flat. According to historian Jeffrey Burton Russell, “no educated person in the history of Western Civilization from the third century B.C. onward believed that the Earth was flat.” That was thanks to scientists, ...

www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/flat-wrong-misunderstood-history-flat-earth-theories

Having said that, the theory of a flat Earth has continued as a minor tradition in thought, like a handful of theories in science, such as Lamarckianism and vitalism . Despite the historical tide having long turned, the mid 20th century saw the establishment of the Flat Earth Society, started in 1956 by Samuel Shenton, whose ...

mashable.com/2016/01/27/flat-earth-truther-timeline

Jan 27, 2016 ... Like B.o.B., at least some ancient Egyptians (3,100 B.C.E. to 332 B.C.E) believed in a flat Earth as well, scholars have said. Historians suggest that the long-lived civilization believed the planet was square-shaped with four corners and an underworld below. The Babylonians also had similar views about a ...

www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/busting-a-myth-about-columbus-and-a-flat-earth/2011/10/10/gIQAXszQaL_blog.html

Oct 10, 2011 ... In 1828, Irving wrote “The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus,” which sounds like a biography but is mostly fiction. It says that Europeans learned from Columbus's trips to the New World that the planet was round. Letronne insisted that early Christian writers thought the Earth was flat. Though they ...

www.thoughtco.com/did-medieval-people-believe-in-a-flat-earth-1221612

Feb 25, 2017 ... The idea that medieval people thought the earth was flat appears to have spread in the late nineteenth century as a stick with which to beat the medieval ... Professor Jeffrey Russell argues that the Columbus myth originated in a history of Columbus from 1828 by Washington Irving, which claimed that ...

www.newsweek.com/even-middle-ages-people-didnt-think-earth-was-flat-420775

Jan 28, 2016 ... “With extraordinary few exceptions, no educated person in the history of Western Civilization from the third century B.C. onward believed that the Earth was flat,” historian Jeffrey Burton Russell wrote in 1997. “A round Earth appears at least as early as the sixth century B.C. with Pythagoras, who was ...

www.inverse.com/article/37239-flat-earth-christopher-columbus-day

Oct 9, 2017 ... Charles Johnson, the late, longtime president of the Flat Earth Research Society, thought that many historical men of stature shared his belief that Earth is disk- shaped, with the North Pole at its center, and a 150 feet wall around its edge. Moses was a flat-earther, he argued, and George Washington was ...