Countries take great pride intheir UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and in the Baltics these arepretty special spots. But few are aware that one of the local winnersof this accolade is a place in the mind rather than a man-made ornatural wonder.Despite lacking the “wow”factor of Tallinn’s Old Town or the Curonian Spit, the StruveGeodetic Arc is a monument to human curiosity and energy. Since the16th century people had known that the world was round, but a bitlater Sir Isaac Newton speculated that it might flatten near thepoles. So in the early 1800s, Baltic German scientis...
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