Cómo los preincas descubrieron la línea ecuatorial mucho antes de lo que recogió la Historia

The monument of the center of the world in Ecuador from the air

“Ecuador means ‘the middle of the world’ and, obviously, it is tied to the French geodesic mission, which defines the point in the center of the world where the monument is at this moment,” says BBC Jorge Eduardo Carrera, from the city Mitad del Mundo.

From 1734 to 1744, the French Academy of Sciences launched several expeditions to determine the real shape of the Earth.

The French geodesic mission confirmed Isaac Newton’s theory that the planet was achatado en los poles y ancho alrededor del Ecuador terrestre, también conocido como paralelo 0° o línea ecuatorial.

Pero la línea divisoria que trazaron no estaba precisely en la latitud 0° real.

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