I read something confusing on Wikipedia and an answer on Stack Exchange today:
No terrestrial globes from Antiquity or the Middle Ages have survived.
Then two paragraphs later:
The earliest extant terrestrial globe was made in 1492 by Martin Behaim (1459–1537) with help from the painter Georg Glockendon.
As far as I know, and just looked up "extant" means "still existing".
In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages or Medieval Period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.
So, does that mean that any year over year 1400 is not considered the "Middle Ages"? I always thought of the the 1400s-1600s to be the "typical Middle Ages" era, perhaps going as far back as the 1200s... But anything beyond that always seemed like "ancient history" to me. But according to Wikipedia, the thousand years between year 400 and 1400 are the real "Middle Ages".
Can you offer any explanation other than pure ignorance as to why I have always held this to be true internally, even after probably many times reading such articles and being generally interested in history (although obviously not an expert by any stretch)?