Why is it called the oldworld?



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    The Old World is a Eurocentric term that originated in the late 15th century.  It is used to describe the known lands to Europeans, Africans, and Asians in comparison to the New World that had recently been ‘discovered’ by Columbus and other explorers – the Americas and Australia.  Both terms refer to landmasses, not historical periods.

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