posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 07:45 AM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I think I've seen the UK one on ATS before.
Another interesting quirk of historical geography is what happened to Calabria and Saxony, which both moved to entirely different locations.
On maps of the Roman world, Calabria is the "heel" of Italy.
In modern times, it is to be found at the "toe".
When the Saxons invaded England, Saxony was just south of Denmark.
By the time of the Reformation, it had moved much further east.
In both cases, the explanation is politics. The name first expanded to cover a larger territory, and then contracted again to a location which was not
Finally, a quirk of geography not related to history.
If you travel on the London Underground system, there are two different lines which will take you between Euston and King's Cross, both with
"northbound" and "southbound" versions.
On one of them, you travel from Euston to King's Cross by using the "northbound" line.
On the other, you make the same journey by using the "southbound" line.
Work that one out.
edit on 10-2-2014 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)