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The Mystery of an Empire Lost in History

The Chinese have a proverb:

“The longest journey starts with but a single step”.

There’s a story circulating on the internet regarding a country lost in the chronicles of history. A country that once seemed to be world known is now forgotten, buried in the sands of time. Tartaria, Tartary, or Grand Tartaria has been troubling online researchers as they dig in old maps dating back as far as to the 15th century...........



Johann Baptist Homann - Map of the World, 1716



French map dated 1700






































































“History is always written by the winners.

When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books — books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon?’”

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