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209 - Beyond the Helvetian Desert: Ancient, Mysterious Germany

The source for this map of 2nd century Germania Magna (Greater Germany) is Ptolemaeus’ Geographia. The Geographia is a compilation of what was known of the world’s geography in the 2nd century AD. Although the knowledge of regions outside the Empire is sometimes quite sketchy, Ptolemy’s atlas (the original maps were lost, and reconstituted in later centuries based on the coordinates provided by Ptolemy for each locality) remained authoritative up until the age of Discovery.

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from Salon

These maps show where the oldest and youngest people live across the world

Newly compiled data from the CIA Factbook reveal which countries have the highest and lowest median ages

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Germany and Berlin was divided into four zones of occupation, which later in 1949 formed the basis for the creation of two German states – the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic

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from IN FASHION daily

Daily Beautiful Places

Rothenburgo, Alemanha.

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Announcing: A Food & Wine Trip to Heidelberg, Baden Baden, and Strasbourg, October 2013 Kirsten | My Kitchen in the Rockies

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from Mental Floss

See the Oldest Depiction of the Universe in Human History

Bronze Age Sky Disc. A group of German scholars who studied this archaeological gem has discovered evidence which suggests that the disc was used as a complex astronomical clock for the harmonization of solar and lunar calendars.

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The largest known late medieval world map was the "Ebstorf Mappa Mundi". This map named for the Benedictine monastery in Ebstorf Germany where it was found in 1830. The map was most likely produced in the middle of the thirteenth century. Unfortunately the map was completely destroyed during the Second World War.

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KD Rhine - Nowhere in the world are there as many medieval castles as on this unique stretch of the Rhine, which in June 2002 was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.

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