What can you learn from a map that is over 300 years old and written in a language you (most likely) cannot read?
Let's find out!
This map is about 320 years old. It was made in Siberia (click here to read what Encyclopedia Britannica says about Siberia) and shows one of the coldest, most remote parts of what was the Russian Empire. The only copy ever made is now in the collection of Houghton Library in Cambridge and you can flip through every page of the full atlas by clicking here.
When you are ready to begin, click here.(Don't worry if you can't read the words. To have fun with this map, all you need is your imagination and a mouse - touchscreens won't work.)
If you would like to download a PDF of the map, you can do so here.
Now, go explore those crazy squiggly lines and colored squares, and don't forget to try the Treasure Hunt!