2010 October 02
originally shared via google talk

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,720513,00.html “Berlin researchers crack the Ptolemy Code”. This ancient Greek map of Germany was just “cracked”, meaning that it was determined which settlements on the map correspond to which modern day cities. This shows that many modern German cities, whose roots have been lost to time, were far older than previously suspected.

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