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Write note dgreno posted a note for "Meridian" Markers (Locked)

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

N 48° 50.180 E 002° 20.230

I have logged this as a 'note' and not a 'find' but I thought it might be of interest to those watching this cache. This is another prime meridian -- the French 'Méridien zéro' passing through Paris. The French recognized this as the prime meridian until 1911 when they adopted the Greenwich standard. It passes through the Observatoire de Paris and a line of 135 brass 'Arago' markers throughout the city mark the old line. Dominique François Jean Arago is a noted French astronomer -- a monument dedicated to him sits on the old meridian (photo attached).

On the 'old' meridian

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