This is how the world has been mapped throughout history

A globe is seen on a desk in a room belonging to Jeon Hyeon-tak, a high school student who died in the Sewol ferry disaster, in Ansan April 8, 2015. Nearly a year after the Sewol ferry sank on April 16, 2014, with the death of 250 students, some families keep their children’s bedrooms intact to remember and honour their loved ones. More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from Danwon High School, are dead, or missing and presumed dead, after the Sewol ferry sank on a routine trip from the port of Incheon, near Seoul, to the holiday island of Jeju.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji - GF10000057088

A look back through history. Image: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Iman Ghosh
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