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Researchers from the Washington Map Society report that they have discovered the oldest known globe to depict the New World – an etching on an ostrich egg that appears to originate from the early 16th century.
In time for Fourth of July festivities, Librarians at a German university announced on Tuesday that they have found a 500-year-old version of a world map that was the first to have mentioned "America."
North America is a continent completely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost completely within the Western Hemisphere. It’s also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It’s bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. This continent covers an area of approximately 9,540,000 sq miles, about 4.8 percent of the plants surface or about...
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).