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A Map of Fairyland (c. 1920)
The map aims to be a nearly comprehensive atlas of the world of common English fairy tales, with a few of its own twists and turns. The accompanying guidebook lays out the map’s unique, ontological take on folktales and faerie stories, with the following introductory paragraph (with a quote from Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale”):
maps  worldbuilding  fantasy 
4 weeks ago by basemaly
Stone Age Cave Symbols May All Be Part of a Single Prehistoric Proto-Writing System
While studying some of the oldest art in the world found in caves and engraved on animal bones or shells, paleoanthropologist Genevieve von Petzinger has found evidence of a proto-writing system that perhaps developed in Africa and then spread throughout the world.
history  language  worldbuilding  writing 
6 weeks ago by basemaly

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