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December 09, 2009

Mainz, Germany

A thirty minutes drive from the Frankfurt Airport, this is Johannes Gutenberg's town, and one of the oldest in the region. The first European books printed using movable type were produced in Mainz in the mid-1400s. Rome began taking liberties with the locals here early on, starting around 56 B.C. The River Rhine at Mainz helped the energetic Julius Caesar mark his frontier. In long-settled villages near its banks, he found Celts who had lived here for a couple of centuries.


Posted by JD Hull at December 9, 2009 12:59 AM


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