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Dictionary Project, Volume X: Persia, Afghanistan & Baluchistan

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 22.

Persia, now called the Islamic Republic of Iran (or just Iran), has been called the Cradle of Civilization, and is still home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, dating back several millennia BCE (before common era), and has been at the centre of numerous empires.

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Dictionary Project, Volume X: Arabia

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 21.

Part of Turkey in Asia, Arabia, Oman and Aden, with insets of Jerusalem and Modern Palestine. There is a lot to absorb here.

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Dictionary Project, Volume X: Turkey in Asia

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 20.

Today is also my Mom’s birthday. Happy 79th, Mom! (Not that I expect she’ll see this post, but you never know.) And she loves turkey (the food), so this is a Turkey Breakfast for her.

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Dictionary Project, Volume X: Asia

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 19.

More crunchy name goodness on this, map! It’s fascinating to me how names come and go. Oh, and looky there, the border between Greece and Turkey on this map (and on yesterday’s, I just checked) is so far away from the modern border that I never even noticed it, cutting modern Greece in half that way.

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