Re: The extent of Ermanarik's realm
- --- In gothic-l@y..., Tore Gannholm <tore.gannholm@s...> wrote:
> >tula is Gotland.from
> >I have been to Danzig several times, but Gotland cannot be seen
> >there at all, not even in the best of weather. The distance must befrom
> >around 300 km, meaning that it is far behind the curvature of the
> >earth to be seen at such a distance.
> >> The cloud formations over Gotland were are wellknow landmark
> >> Danziger Bucht.
> >Clouds... maybe, but I don't think that Jordanes meant clouds, but
> >that he was just misinformed about the geographic locations in that
> > > --
> This is a common knowledge among sailors fishermen etc. that when
> are outside the Vistula river they say "we can now see Gotland andTore,
> steer there".
> The same knowledge they had during the Migration period.
> If you are a sailor you should know that.
I am not a sailor. I just know that you can't see Gotland from the
Vistula mounth, but cloud formations maybe a different matter.