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Pytheas and the Mysterious Marine Lung October 25, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
Pytheas and the Mysterious Marine Lung

Pytheas of Marseille was a Greek sailing captain who, in the fourth century BC, ventured from the comfortable and known Mediterranean out into the northern Atlantic describing what he found there. Later generations believed that Pytheas was a fantasist and decried him. But, from the bits and pieces of Pytheas’ work that have survived – […]