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A Belgian archeologist claims to have found the oldest map in the world. On a 2500 year old piece of pottery the outline of southern Italy, as well as some place names, has been depicted. It's apparently the first example of an ancient Greek map.
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A Belgian archeologist claims to have found the oldest map in the world. On a 2500 year old piece of pottery the outline of southern Italy, as well as some place names, has been depicted. It's apparently the first example of an ancient Greek map.

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Sounds like a weak claim. AFAIK maps like Catal Hüyuk are way older than 5000 years.

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Sounds like a weak claim. AFAIK maps like Catal Hüyuk are way older than 5000 years.

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I know, I have my doubts about this as well. Couldn't find a 2nd source for the news either. I'm pretty sure maps were used in Egypt and Sumeria about 4500 years ago.

Did any of those older maps ever survive? I thought there were some clay tablet maps that were found.
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Catal hüyuk was a cave drawing, at least some kind of mural, afaik. And the nubian gold mine map is still around, I think.




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