This Babylonian/Chaldaean map of the world was drawn by the French artist Henri Faucher-Gudin from a sketch by Peiser for a book on ancient Egypt by Gaston Maspero. This map is most often dated to the sixth century B.C. and is often referred to as Imago Mundi (Latin for: image of the world). It shows Babylon on the Euphrates River, surrounded by a circular landmass that is Assyria, present-day Armenia, and several cities. All is surrounded by a a waterway known as Oceanus, with seven islands arranged around it that serve to form a seven-pointed star.

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This Babylonian/Chaldaean map of the world was drawn by the French artist Henri Faucher-Gudin from a sketch by Peiser for a book on ancient Egypt by Gaston Maspero. This map is most often dated to the sixth century B.C. and is often referred to as Imago Mundi (Latin for: image of the world). It shows Babylon on the Euphrates River, surrounded by a circular landmass that is Assyria, present-day Armenia, and several cities. All is surrounded by a a waterway known as Oceanus, with seven islands arranged around it that serve to form a seven-pointed star.
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This Babylonian/Chaldaean map of the world was drawn by the French artist Henri Faucher-Gudin from a sketch by Peiser for a book on ancient Egypt by Gaston Maspero. This map is most often dated to the sixth century B.C. and is often referred to as Imago Mundi (Latin for: image of the world). It shows Babylon on the Euphrates River, surrounded by a circular landmass that is Assyria, present-day Armenia, and several cities. All is surrounded by a a waterway known as Oceanus, with seven islands arranged around it that serve to form a seven-pointed star. The text notes seven outer regions beyond Oceanus.