13 May 2012

Staro Nekrassowka (Struve Geodetic Arc) Ukraine, UNESCO

Stare Nekrassowka is the southermost point in the Struve Geodetic Arc. The Arc is a chain of survey triangulations starting in Hammerfest, Norway and stretching all the way to the Black Sea. The final point is found can be seen on the postcard sent by Nianne for the Postcrossing Favourites Tag. The Gernan born Russian scientist von Struve established the chain to measure the exact shape and size of the earth. Originally there were 265 commemorative plaques or obelisks in this chain,  34 of them remain till today and were inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005.

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