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20 fascinating ancient maps has posted an interesting list showcasing 20 fascinating ancient maps and why they are cool. Modern and Completely Correct Map of the Entire World Creator: Joan Blaeu Date: 1659 Why it’s cool: Modern at the time, yes. Completely correct, not so much. The map reveals the limitations of knowledge regarding the west coast

The flags of forgotten countries

Dark Roasted Blend has an interesting post showcasing the flags of countries and kingdoms that no longer exist. Thanks to Sebastian for the link! The Holy Roman Empire, which existed from 962 to 1806, was famously said by Voltaire to be neither holy, Roman nor an empire. It was an attempt