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Hereford Mappa Mundi - the largest intact Medieval wall map in the world and its ambition is breathtaking – to picture all of human knowledge in a single image. The work of a team of artists, the world it portrays is overflowing with life, featuring Classical and Biblical history, contemporary buildings and events, animals and plants from across the globe, and the infamous ‘monstrous races’ which were believed to inhabit the remotest corners of the Earth.

The Hereford Mappa Mundi is the largest intact Medieval wall map in the world and its ambition is breathtaking – to picture all of human knowledge in a single image. The work of a team of artists, the world it portrays is overflowing with life,.

The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient mechanical computer designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was recovered in 1900–1901 from the Antikythera wreck. However, its significance and complexity were not understood until decades later. The construction has been dated to the early 1st century BCE. Technological artifacts of similar complexity and workmanship did not reappear until the 14th century, when mechanical astronomical clocks were built in Europe. modern reconstruction at…

How do we know what people in earlier times knew? The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient mechanical computer designed to calculate astronomical positions. It is thouight to have been constructed in the or century BCE.

Medieval Map, All Kingdoms of the World, Catalan Atlas, 1375, 4-panel Set

Abraham Cresques stunning century map of the known world spanning from the North Atlantic to the South China Sea

Anglo Saxon Map 1025-1050 C.E.

Passionate about History: Getting Up Close and Personal with the British Library's Rare Historical Documents

Hildegard von Bingen https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/Hildegard_von_Bingen-_%27Werk_Gottes%27,_12._Jh..jpg

Mandala of the World by Hildegard of Bingen, century Medieval depiction of a spherical earth with different seasons at the same time (from the book "Liber Divinorum Operum")

GREAT BRITAIN: 'as drawn in 1250AD by Matthew Paris, a monk and historian who lived in St Albans.' 'The most detailed of four maps drawn to accompany his chronicles abt.1300. The oldest surviving medieval map from England and "the largest, most detailed and most perfectly preserved medieval map in the world".'     ✫ღ⊰n

Where people feel English or British.

What Britain thought it looked like in the century - Matthew Paris, 1250 AD, a monk and historian who lived in St Alban’s.

Piri Reis map showing Antarctica long before humanity should have had this info.

bytes)The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that the map shows the coastline under the ice.

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