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A Map of the Face of the World

ShareTweet Hidden away in a Turkish museum is a gazelle-hide map from the 16th century. Called the Piri Reis map after its maker Captain Piri, this map contains details of one third of the globe with a geographical accuracy far … Continue reading

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The Oldest Shoes In The World

ShareTweet The oldest shoes in the world are a collection of sagebrush sandals discovered in a cave near Fort Rock, Oregon. The sandals were covered by a deep layer of volcanic ash and have been carbon-dated as over ten-thousand years … Continue reading

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