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Interesting you'll also find that there is no time in recorded history where the informed believed the earth was flat.
The Greeks even measured its circumference.
OK, so the people who wrote the Bible thought it was flat (Daniel 4:11) but you have to forgive them. It isn't as though they had access to some higher authority for information while writing it!
Even the Christians (always backward when it comes to science as you know) knew this by the Middle ages.
I've click the link above for an article on this.Dan Allen, 12 years ago.