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Old 27-08-2013, 04:03   #16
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Re: These World Maps may mess with your mind!

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A) For serious?
B) Were you in Australia?
A) Absolutely
B) yes

500 yearold chinese map:
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I doubt if they will replace the "Normal" ones any time soon......but of course there is no "right way up" of the Earth.

..........although I was aware that the usual format for "our" world map was European centric for the simple fact that the Europeans drew it, I had not realised that world view dates back to c. 15th century.........not too many other world views have survived from those days! (albeit to be fair, back then they did cure the Witch problem ).
Well, the Chinese, Indians and Arabs had a world view while the Europeans were inserting bones thru their noses..

Oh lookee here, an American world view:


Sigh.. everyone wants to be middle earth....
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