Earth: Only One Ancient Depiction Got it Right
Ancient cultures depicted the Earth variously as resting on the back of elephants, a boar’s nose, Atlas’ shoulders, etc. Photos from outer space confirm only one ancient depiction:
“He suspends the Earth over nothing.” — Job 26:7
The Bible, of course.
From Flammarion’s “History of the Heavens”
Sculpture of Atlas carrying the Earth on his shoulders, Rockefeller Center Plaza, New York City. (Image Source: New York Public Library)
“He suspends the Earth over nothing.” — Job 26:7, the Bible. (Image Source: NASA)