The New World
Mankind is not always kind.
Throughout History, exploration was mainly characterised by greed, ambition, intolerance, or, at best, total indifference to anything new.
The most important role in fact seems to have been played by iron – the element 26 – essential for manufacturing arms and itself an impasse in the Periodic Table as in human reality. Against this dramatic background the Greek explorer Pytheas strikes a refreshing note with his disinterested exploration of the (future) British Isles around 325 BC…