Wednesday, April 28, 2021

French 4,000-year-old carving is oldest map in Europe: study

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Excavated in 1900 by Paul du Chatellier in a barrow and forgotten for a century, this ornamented slab was recently rediscovered in the Musée d’Archéologie nationale (MAN – Museum of National Archaeology) and was the subject of a significant study that allowed it to be interpreted as the oldest cartographical representation of a known territory in Europe, a probable marker of the political power of a principality of the early Bronze Age.

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