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Roman celestial globe


Roman celestial globe, 2nd century A.D.
Replica of the original
Mainz, Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, inv. 42695D

This globe shows the 48 constellations known to the ancients, plus the circles of the solstices and of the equinoxes. It also has the oldest known representation of the Milky Way.