Euratlas-Info 13: September 2006
Dear Euratlas-Info Subscribers,
Here are the new features in the Euratlas website


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1) The Mons Porphyrites in the Eastern Desert
The deep purple porphyry of Egypt was known as the Imperial Stone and was used in the building of many structures throughout Europe. The emperors of Constantinople born during the reign of their parents were called porphyrogeniti, because the imperial delivery room was fully panelled with porphyry slabs. The original porphyry quarries have been deserted for more than 1500 years but some ruins can still be seen in the Eastern Desert: the Roman castellum, the temple of Serapis, antique wells and unfinished porphyry blocks.
http://www.euratlas.com/mons_porphyrites/index.html
Mons Porphyrites
2) A plan for the cartography of the Roman roads
We are working on a general map of the 1st century Roman roads. Of course, some minor details like scale, information to be shown etc., have to be defined but you can already see a sketch of this future Euratlas map.

http://www.euratlas.com/viae_romanae/index.html

Roman roads in Gaul
3) The Itinerary Map of France 1783
The highly detailed Carte Itinéraire de France, based on Cassini's works and engraved in 1783 is now available in the Euratlas Shop. The 35 sheets of the original map are offered in .jpg format and presented also in smaller sections on html pages to make searching and navigation easy and fast. Moreover a short chronology and a clickable index of nearly 950 place names have been added so that the user has a direct access to the location he is searching.
You can download now a demo version of this fast and useful map. The full version of France 1783 is available at the price of  12 € + V.A.T. http://www.euratlas.com/shop/a_fr1783.htm
Itinerary Map of France 1783


Best wishes
C. Nüssli, September 2006

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