History of geography
The history of geography includes various histories of geography which have differed over time and between different cultural and political groups. In more recent developments, geography has become a...
History of geography - Wikipedia
This incredibly accurate science...
This incredibly accurate science experiment was centuries ahead of its time.
How Eratosthenes calculated the Earth's circumference
In the mid-20th century we began launching satellites into space that would help us determine the exact circumference of the Earth: 40,030 km. But over 2000 ...
Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
What's The Real Size Of Africa? How Western States Used Maps To Downplay Size Of Continent
The real size of Africa is much bigger than you think. The size of the continent on world maps has been downplayed in comparison to other parts of the world for hundreds of years.
Henry Worsley, British Explorer, Dies Crossing Antarctic 30 Miles Short Of Goal
British explorer Henry Worsley has died attempting to be the first person to cross the Antarctic unaided, in an epic charity mission inspired by Ernest Shackleton. The 55-year-old former British Army ...
Magellan Reaches The Pacific - Nov 28 1520
On this day in History, Magellan reaches the Pacific on Nov 28, 1520. After sailing through the dangerous straits below South America that now bear his name, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan en...
The Fantastic Story of a Kidnapped Transylvanian Girl
Born Florence von Szasz in Transylvania she was kidnapped and raised in a harem in the Ottoman Empire, then put up for auction in 1859 where Sam Baker, a wealthy English adventurer and explorer, who h...
National Geographic's traveler photo contest entries revealed
National Geographic launched its annual photo contest on April 7, and they have so far had incredible entries of g drone shots of the ocean and vibrant African village paint being applied.
6 Explorers Who Disappeared — HISTORY Lists
For every Christopher Columbus or Vasco da Gama, there were other adventurers who were seemingly swallowed by the vastness of the oceans, jungles and deserts they tried to explore. Many of these vanis...
Sherpas, Fate and the Dangerous Business of Everest
For decades Sherpas have tempted fate on Mount Everest for their clients' goals and the survival of their families. Those risks came into stark focus on April 18, when a falling mass of ice killed 16 ...
Here Are NASA's Plans to Send a Submarine to Titan
If we're ever going to explore the only celestial body in our solar system with surface bodies of liquid, we're going to need a sea-worthy vehicle. Luckily, NASA is all over the niche space submarine ...
Piri Reis Map explained by Graham Hancock
1n 1929, a map was found on a dusty shelf in a library in Constantinople. This Pire Reis Map shows features of the earth that nobody in 1513 should have bee...
The 500 Year Old Map that Shatters the Official History of the Human Race
If conventional wisdom on the history of the human race is correct, then human civilization is not old enough, nor was it advanced enough, to account for many of the mysterious monolithic and archeolo...
The Quest to Create the Perfect Map
12 cartographic experiments that changed cartography.
History of cartography
Cartography or mapmaking, has been an integral part of the human history for a long time, possibly up to 8,000 years. From cave paintings to ancient maps of Babylon, Greece, and Asia, through the Age ...
History of cartography - Wikipedia
Early world maps
Early world maps cover depictions of the world from the Iron Age to the Age of Discovery and the emergence of modern geography during the early modern period.
A Babylonian world map, known as the ...
Early world maps - Wikipedia
Historic roads
Historic roads are existing or once existent travel routes of historic significance. They typically cover great distances.
The Silk Road was a network of trade routes between China and the Mediter...
Chinese geography
The study of geography in China begins in the Warring States period (5th century BC). It expands its scope beyond the Chinese homeland with the growth of the Chinese Empire under the Han Dynasty. It e...
Chinese geography - Wikipedia
Geography and cartography in medieval Islam
Medieval Arabian and Persian geography was based on Hellenistic geography and reached its apex with Muhammad al-Idrisi in the 12th century.
After its beginnings in the 8th century based on Helleni...
Geography and cartography in medieval Islam - Wikipedia
Age of Discovery
The Age of Discovery is a period of European global exploration that started in the early 15th century with the first Portuguese discoveries in the Atlantic archipelagos and Africa, as well as the dis...
Age of Discovery - Wikipedia
Exploration
Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. Exploration occurs in all non-sessile animal species, including humans. In human history, its most dramati...
Scientific expeditions
The era of European and American voyages of scientific exploration followed the Age of Discovery and were inspired by a new confidence in science and reason that arose in the Age of Enlightenment. Mar...
Explorers
Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. Exploration occurs in all non-sessile animal species, including humans. In human history, its most dramati...