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Ten of the Oldest Things in the World


 
Globe
 Oldest: Behaim Globe
Approximate Date: 1491 A.D.
Location: Nuremberg, Germany





The Erdapfel, which roughly translates to "earth apple" from German, wasn't the first globe created, but it's believed that it is the oldest surviving 3-D model of Earth. The Erdapfel is also known as the Behaim Globe, named for its creator Martin Behaim. Though it was impressive for its time, the Behaim Globe was proved to be inaccurate soon after its creation. Christopher Columbus brought word of the Americas back to Europe shortly after it was finished.





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