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Slideshow: Globe made of ostrich eggs may be oldest to depict New World

A globe that may be the world's oldest is seen in this photo provided by The Washington Map Society. The globe, dated 1504, is about the size of a grapefruit, and is engraved on two conjoined halves of ostrich eggs. The egg has no name engraved on it, so its maker is unknown. This view shows Europe, northern Africa and the Mideast. Illustrates GLOBE (category a), by Meeri Kim (c) 2013, The Washington Post. Moved Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (MUST CREDIT: The Washington Map Society)
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A globe that may be the world's oldest is seen in this photo provided by The Washington Map Society. The globe, dated 1504, is about the size of a grapefruit, and is engraved on two conjoined halves of ostrich eggs. In this view North America is depicted on the globe as a group of scattered islands. Illustrates GLOBE (category a), by Meeri Kim (c) 2013, The Washington Post. Moved Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (MUST CREDIT: The Washington Map Society)
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