How did the science of geography appear?

Geography is one of the oldest sciences. Its name comes from two Greek words: geo – Earth, grapho – I write (description). Having arisen in deep antiquity, geography at first really had a descriptive character. Travelers and navigators, generals and traders took scientists with them to compose descriptions of new lands and peoples. The Greek scientist Eratosthenes more than 2200 years ago first collected these descriptions in a scientific work about the nature of the Earth and called it “Geography”.

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