Ancient views encompasses an enormous arc of area and time—Western Asia to North Africa and Europe from the 3rd millennium BCE to the 5th century CE—to discover mapmaking and worldviews within the historic civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. In each one society, maps served as serious fiscal, political, and private instruments, yet there has been little consistency in how and why they have been made. very like at the present time, maps in antiquity intended very various things to various people.
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