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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 3 months ago

Were there maps at the ancient times?

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  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Yes. A map-like representation of a mountain, river, valleys and routes around Pavlov in the Czech Republic, carved on a mammoth tusk, has been dated to 25,000 BC,making it possibly the oldest known map of all time. Maps in Ancient Babylonia were made by using accurate surveying techniques.

    For example, a 7.6 × 6.8 cm clay tablet found in 1930 at Ga-Sur, near contemporary Kirkuk, shows a map of a river valley between two hills. Cuneiform inscriptions label the features on the map, including a plot of land described as 354 iku (12 hectares) that was owned by a person called Azala. Most scholars date the tablet to the 25th to 24th century BC;

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  • User
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    At least as early as 1,000 B.C.E.

    https://www.oldest.org/geography/maps/

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  • 3 months ago

    Yes. The Chinese had them ... and oriented so that South was at the top.

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  • 3 months ago

    Yes. Of course. Initially they were inexact but as time passed people travelled more, they learned more, and map-making gradually improved.

    Remember that a simple drawing with a stick in the dust showing a triangle and a wiggly line could be a map of a river flowing from a mountain.

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  • 3 months ago

    The first map was probably created by Anaximander and it's reconstruction is below.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaximander#Other_ac...

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  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    As countries were discovered, mostly sea, maps were made.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Yes there were. Usually hopelessly inaccurate, but maps nevertheless.

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  • 3 months ago

    Yes there were.

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