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Neolithic bow and arrow

October 8, 2013

A melting patch of ancient snow in the mountains of Norway has revealed a bow and arrows likely used by hunters to kill reindeer as long ago as 5,400 years. More here

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Forma Urbis Romae

October 5, 2013

The Forma Urbis Romae is a map of Rome created in the 3rd Century CE carved into marble slabs. It is remarkable for three reasons. Firstly, it is massive at 18 by 13 meters. Secondly, it’s 1:240 scale is incredibly detailed with accurate floor plans of most buildings. Thirdly, it doesn’t stop or delineate itself […]

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Interplanetary

July 18, 2013

  “I understood this myself when I read your novel The Time Machine. All human conceptions are on a scale of our planet. They are based on the pretension that the technical potential, although it will develop, will never exceed the ‘terrestrial limit’. If we succeed in establishing interplanetary communication, all our philosophical, moral and social views will have to be […]

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Mercator

July 11, 2013

Gerard Mercator drew Orbis Imago  in 1538. It is his first world map, based on an earlier map by Oronce Fine. It has a few unique features: ‘America’ was used to refer to both North and South America for the first time, with both parts of the New World joined together as one continent. Mercator also […]

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