Thule: The white isle
by Konstantinos Papapostolou
Ancient Thule is an island mentioned by the ancient Greek explorer Pytheas, who, around 325 BC, travelled from southern Spain to Great Britain. According to his writings, Thule is located in the 'far north', six days north of Britain. That is why the name of Thule has been used to signify the most northern edge (lat. ultima Thule) of the world since antiquity.