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Ancient Map Of "America" Found In Germany
2012-07-04 04:44:11

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."

2010-01-13 09:42:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Library of Congress the James Ford Bell Trust unveiled Matteo Ricci's 1602 "Impossible Black Tulip," a massive map showing the world with China at its center.


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North America
2013-02-18 15:40:12

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...

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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.