Studying Earth From Space Using An Ancient map

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Hereford Mappa Mundi Replica

@astro_timpeake A copy of one of the oldest maps in Britain, now exploring the newest frontier here in space #mappamundi

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Perpetual Trust ‏-- @PerpetualTrust Feb 11 Hereford, Englan @astro_timpeake thanks - great view! In its home setting @HFDCathedral @VisitHfds @HfdsESL @bbchw @GREATBritain

Wikipedia: Hereford Mappa Mundi: The Hereford Mappa Mundi is a mappa mundi, of a form deriving from the T and O pattern, dating from ca. 1285. It is currently on display at Hereford Cathedral in Hereford, England. It is the largest medieval map known still to exist. The Hereford Mappa Mundi hung, little regarded, for many years on a wall of a choir aisle in the cathedral. During the troubled times of the Interregnum the map had been laid beneath the floor of Bishop Audley's Chantry where it remained secreted for some time. In 1855 it was cleaned and repaired at the British Museum. During the Second World War, the mappa mundi and other valuable manuscripts from Hereford Cathedral Library were kept elsewhere in safety and returned to the collection in 1946.

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