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  • Long before the establishment of Greenwich as the prime meridian, the zero longitude of the entire world had passed directly through Paris, and through the Church of Saint-Sulpice.
  • The brass marker in Saint-Sulpice was a memorial to the world’s first prime meridian, and although Greenwich had stripped Paris of the honor in 1888, the original Rose Line was still visible today.
  • The earth’s original prime meridian.

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  • The meridian of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, near London, is the prime meridian for reckoning the longitude of the world.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays

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