ncient world navigation can be difficult, at best. Historical records naturally become buried in the sands of time, or pass into legend until the contemporary traveler can only speculate about what really happened all those years ago. In many cases, the best accounts we have of the ancient world were written centuries after the events and the people who participated in them had long passed into memory. Arrian recounted The Campaigns of Alexander four hundred years after the great conqueror’s death, and yet it is still the best telling we have of what happened during those years.
When traversing the choppy seas of history the temporal navigator must be sure to have several good Antique Maps to guide them safely on their journey, the older the better. How do you know if your map is old enough? Look for the depictions of dragons and sea serpents spread out along the uncharted waters. It’s well known that the ancient world was A Treasure Trove of Myths and Legends, bursting at the seams with capricious gods, bizzare conglomerations of animals and nightmarish monsters hungry for man flesh.
But if you do manage to make it back to contemporary times unsmote and in one piece, we all look forward to picking The Mythical Creatures Bible that will be your brain. After all, as to the lives of ancient humans we can guess reasonably well, but as to whether or not unicorns existed, that knowledge is something worthy of going back in time for.