- Sat 19 November 2005
- General News
- Dr. Derek Paulsen
The Daily Telegraph has an interesting article about the discovery of the oldest "western" map. The map, named the Soleto map, was unearthed two years ago in southern Italy and depicts the heel area of the boot of Italy. Dating from 500 BC, the map contains Greek script marking towns that still exist today. The article details that this map provides the first physical evidence that the Greeks were making maps before the Romans, although maps were already being created in other parts of the world (China, Mediterranean, and Middle East). Overall an interesting read about the earliest cartographers.
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