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A bullet that probably brought killed Walter Flex, one of Germany's finest writers.

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Adventurers love them, explorers devise them, and everyone uses them – maps.

The invention of printing igave rise to the cross-cultural flow of texts in Europe.

It was Marco Polo’s book of his travels that introduced Europeans to China and Central Asia.

In this blog the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin highlight a remarkable piece from its World War One collection: a satirical map of the nations of Europe as seen in 1914.

ibn Batutah is a strong contestant for the greatest traveller in history.

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