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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Living History Job in San Diego; Zheng He Map Authentic?

The San Diego Maritime Museum is looking for a living history instructor. You'll work in full costume and character aboard the tall ships Star of India and the Californian. It's a seasonal job paying $10 an hour.

History News Network reports that a map reputed to be an 18th century copy of a 15th-century Ming dynasty map of the world by Chinese explorer Zheng He is likely authentic. The authenticity claim is made by the map's owner, who says tests showed the paper was from the 18th century. However, many scholars believe the map is a fake.

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