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Published May 04, 2012, 09:54 AM

Teen points out inaccurate map to NYC's Met museum

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teenager says workers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City didn't believe him when he pointed out an inaccuracy with a map on display showing the Byzantine Empire in the 6th century.

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teenager says workers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City didn't believe him when he pointed out an inaccuracy with a map on display showing the Byzantine Empire in the 6th century.

But 13-year-old Benjamin Lerman Coady of West Hartford knew he was right. The seventh-grader had just studied the empire in school before going to the museum last summer.

The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/IGLyXi) museum officials acknowledged earlier this year that Benjamin was indeed right. The map was supposed to show the empire at its largest, but Spain and part of Africa were missing — just as Benjamin had said.

Museum officials invited him back and gave him a sneak preview of a new exhibit.

The museum's still working on fixing its map error.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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