Countries take great pride in
their UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and in the Baltics these are
pretty special spots. But few are aware that one of the local winners
of this accolade is a place in the mind rather than a man-made or
Despite lacking the “wow”
factor of Tallinn’s Old Town or the Curonian Spit, the Struve
Geodetic Arc is a monument to human curiosity and energy. Since the
16th century people had known that the world was round, but a bit
later Sir Isaac Newton speculated that it might flatten near the
poles. So in the early 1800s, Baltic German scientis...
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