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Through the Lens of History – Vision 14: “You can’t get there from here” Maps in the West from the Ancient World to the Middle Ages

13 August, 2010

Through the Lens of History: Using History for Better Gaming
Vision 14: “You can’t get there from here”
Maps in the West from the Ancient World to the Middle Ages

Maps are more than ways to show how to get from place to place; they are tools to help us understand the world. Ancient Greek maps placed the Oracle at Delphi at the center of the world, and medieval European maps made Jerusalem the central point. Both illustrate important aspects of how these cultures viewed the world and their place in it. Read the rest of this entry ?

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