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Exhibition of old maps: Glory with a death on your heels

5.2.2024 13:45

What did the Great North look like from the southern point of view hundreds of years ago? From whose point of view history is written? Is the land really found only when a white man discovers it? The exhibition at the Arktikum science center leads visitors to wonder big questions.

The valuable collection belongs to the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland. The treasures of the collection are on display in Arktikum, and the oldest maps are from 16th century. They reveal how the lines of the northern world were drawn. Detailed drawings are like photographs of their time, showing what Lapland looked like in the eyes of Europeans.

Is it true that there used to be sea monsters squirming in the Arctic Ocean? Or what killed over two million sailors in their long expeditions? You can find the answers in the Mapped Beauty exhibition.

Mapped Beauty
Arktikum tiedekeskus (Pohjoisranta 4, Rovaniemi)