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Albi's Mappa Mundi - The World of Yesterday

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Catalogue Number:  A173-039
Producer:  Grand Angle Productions
Producers:  Pérès, Guillaume
Directors:  Desenne, Patrice
Producing Agencies:  France Télévisions and Grand Angle Productions
Subject:  Archaeology, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, History, Science, Social Sciences, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  France
Copyright Year:  2017
Running Time:  51:57

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In an ancient town in the southwest of France lies a “treasure”: Albi’s Mappa Mundi. Dating from the 8th century and included in a manuscript, this map is the oldest known representation of the world as a whole. How was it made? Why is its shape so particular?  What exactly does it describe? What was its purpose? To answer these questions, historians, paleographers and scientists conduct a minute investigation and, step by step, the Mappa Mundi reveals its secrets.

Also available in French: La Mappa Mundi d’Albi - le monde d'hier

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