Monster-Spotting in Medieval Maps, Part II

Quite an interesting topic. I tend to think the ancient writers were probably referring to an actual people group with a skewed description they’d heard from rumors of rumors spread by sailors. Reblogging on Archer’s Aim and I do love seeing the “monsters” on these old maps!

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    1. I could see pygmies being the subject: “Their faces come to your chest!” becomes, “Their faces are on their chest!” by the time it reaches Pliny. I wonder how much he took it with a grain of salt when writing about it.

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