Cosmas Indicopleustes

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Who is Cosmas Indicopleustes?

Cosmas Indicopleustes was an Alexandrian merchant and later hermit. He was a 6th-century traveller, who made several voyages to India during the reign of emperor Justinian. His work Christian Topography contained some of the earliest and most famous world maps. Cosmas was a pupil of the East Syrian Patriarch Aba I and was himself follower of the Church of the East.

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  • Cosmas the Monk
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on July 23, 2013

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