Armenia was the center of the World according to ancient Greeks

  • by Éditeur, July 18, 2015 in History
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There was a time when Armenia was considered the center of the world. According to classical scholars of the old:
“The Armenian plateau stands equidistant from the Euxine and the Caspianseas on the north, and between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean on the south. With the first it is connected by the Acampsis, with the second by the Araxes, with the third by the Tigris and Euphrates, the latter of which also serves as an outlet toward the countries on the Mediterranean coast. Viewed with reference to the dispersion of the nations, Armenia is the true center of the world; and it is a significant fact that at the present day Ararat is the great boundary-stone between the empires of Russia, Turkey, and Persia.”
                                         – Cyclopædia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature (1894) Bellow are maps according to ancient Greek scholars showing Armenia at the center of the world: [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="906"]This map of the world according to Posidonius 1st c. BCE This map of the world according to Posidonius 1st c. BCE[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="913"]World according to Strabo (64/63 BC – c. AD 24) World according to Strabo (64/63 BC – c. AD 24)[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="923"]Antique world map according to Herodotus (484–425 BC) by L. Fig, Hachette, 1884 Antique world map according to Herodotus (484–425 BC) by L. Fig, Hachette, 1884[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="931"]Map according to Eratosthenes 276 - 194 BC., reproduced by A. Villemin in Earth and seas, or physical description of the world L. Figuier, Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1884 Map according to Eratosthenes 276 - 194 BC., reproduced by A. Villemin in Earth and seas, or physical description of the world L. Figuier, Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1884[/caption] http://www.peopleofar.com/2013/12/05/armenia-is-the-center-of-the-world-according-to-ancient-greeks/