Thursday, October 27, 2011

600 B.C. Babylonian Map

This map was unearthed before many maps we use today were even thought of.
It was found in a southern area of Iraq, Sippar, in 1899. The map was found on the bank of the Euphrates River. It is unclear as to what the map is of but it has been speculated that it of mythological realm. There are several words that have been able to be translated including: Mountain, City, Swamp, and Canal. Today the map lies in the British Museum in London. Here is a sketch of what is etched in the clay tablet.

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