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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 10, March 5, 2006, Article 6

ATLAS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

On Wednesday the Wall Street Journal published an article about
the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill.  It is led by Richard J.A. Talbert, a professor of
history and classics, who "is widely known in cartographic circles
as the editor of the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World
(Princeton University Press, 2000)."

The Atlas was "the first work of its kind to be published since
1875. Comprising 102 topographic maps and a 1,400-page map-by-map
directory, it reveals in considerable detail the Greek and Roman
world from about 1000 B.C. to A.D. 650, from the tip of the British
Isles to North Africa, the Middle East and Western China. And it
represents a unique application of the most modern cartographic
methods to the graphic delineation of a world that is no more."

A number of free maps are available in multiple formats on the
center's web site.  These may be of use to numismatic researchers
in placing coins and coin finds into their historical context.
Ancient World Mapping Center

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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