When was the first Compass invented?

The first compass was invented around 247 B.C. in China and by the eleventh century it was used for navigation. In medieval Europe around 1300 the dry compass was invented and was replaced by the liquid filled magnetic compass in the early twentieth century. A compass is a navigational instrument which is used for determining the direction related to the Earth’s magnetic poles.

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Dalton
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Very true and its nice to see a nether person interested is a little bit of history.

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