Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tabula Peutingeriana, an ancient roadmap of the Roman Empire, displayed!!!

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Director general of the Austrian National Library Johanna Rachinger(L) and President of the Austrian UNESCO commission Hans Martedisplay a facsimile of a fragment of the "Tabula Peutingeriana", an ancient roadmap of the Roman Empire dating back to the late 12th or early 13th century in the national library in Vienna November 26, 2007. The sole surviving copy of a chart used by the Roman Empire's courier service, was put on show for just one day on Monday after being accorded "Memory of the World" status by UNESCO.




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