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The huge island mentioned by Herodotus that disappeared from maps in the 15th century

It is not the only case, there are news throughout history of islands vanished by natural causes and catastrophes, also ghost islands placed on maps by jealous cartographers to unmask plagiarism and unfair competition. However, the case we are dealing with here has certain connotations that make it uniquely attractive. Claudius Ptolemy was a Greek-Egyptian […]