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The Image of the Earth in the Middle Ages

The earth is round! Il cosmo di Dante in un VIDEO in lingua inglese.

The medieval belief that the Earth was a flat slab floating on the Seven Seas is a modern myth. Already in that era, people were aware that the Earth was round. Only the Universe was conceived as a two-dimensional hierarchy, with God residing above in the Heavens and the Devil below in the depths of the Earth. World maps of the period confirm this perspective.

Concept and Screenplay Dr. Ulrike Zubal, Dr. Hans Volmar Findeisen Koiné-crossculture past and present

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