Category: discovery

Ptolemy World Map

The first flat map of the World

The Ptolemy world map is a map of the known world to Hellenistic society in the 2nd century CE. It was based on the description contained in Ptolemy’s book Geographia, written c. 150. Although...

Dr. Julian Bayliss at Mount Mabu. Photo by FFI

Hidden rain-forest discovered on Google

“If you close your eyes and think about exploration, what images are conjured up in your mind? A Victorian gentleman perhaps, bedecked with khaki overalls, explorer’s hat and an extravagant moustache. You probably would...