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Ancient World Maps

Picture of a sumerian map
Sumerian Map

Cartography is an integral part of human history since more than 8000 years. From cave paintings to ancient maps of the Old World, through the Age of Exploration, and on into the 21st century, people have made and used maps. This is a collection of historical world maps describing the known world in their time and at their state of knowledge.

The Babylonian world map, known as Imago Mundi, dated to the 6th century BCE is one of the oldest known world maps, which shows Babylon on the Euphrates, surrounded by a circular landmass with Assyria, Armenia, Ocean and islands arranged around, forming a seven-pointed star.

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