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99,562. No, rubbish! Maps of Britain? Yeah, come on! (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety) Mark Thomas: Secret Map of Britain, rozzer
99,563. This is where Britain assembles its nuclear weapons. (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety) ibid.
99,564. ‘Two to three thousand sites across the whole country that are not on the maps. There’s also many other sites that are not named.’ (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety) ibid.
99,565. The biggest American arms dump in Europe. (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety) ibid.
99,566. Here at Greenham in the 50s occurred a ‘dispersal of uranium’. (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety) ibid.
99,567. In whose interest does secrecy work? (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety. ibid.
2,819. The most ambitious map in history is taking shape before our eyes. And scientists are heading for the edge. It may be the strangest map you will ever see. And it’s bigger than you can believe. It’s a map of the entire universe. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Map) Horizon: How Big is the Universe? BBC 2012
28,431. It’s said to be a copy of a fifteenth-century Chinese sailing map which contains detailed descriptions of native Americans. (United States & China & Map) Weird or What? Chinese Columbus
30,385. The Middle Ages: a time of faith and a time of fear. In Hereford monks created a work of art designed to make sense of the unknown. This is Mapa Mundi: a map of the world as it was known around 1300. (Great Britain & England & Map & Middle Ages) David Dimbleby, Seven Ages of Britain 2/7: Age of Worship 1170 to 1400
61,132. In the second decade of the 9th century A.D. Al-Mamoon commissioned a new map of the world. And his scientists did a pretty impressive job. (Islam & Science & Map) Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Science & Islam: The Empire of Reason
80,248. A great deal of misapprehension arises from the popular use of maps on a small scale. As with such maps you are able to put a thumb on India and a finger on Russia, some persons at once think that the political situation is alarming and that India must be looked to. If the noble Lord would use a larger map – say one on the scale of the Ordnance Map of England – he would find that the distance between Russia and British India is not to be measured by the finger and thumb, but by a rule. Lord Salisbury, speech House of Commons 11th June 1877
80,249. Men read maps better than women because only men can understand the concept of an inch equalling a hundred miles. Roseanne Barr
80,250. Map-making had never been a precise art on the Discworld. People tended to start off with good intentions and then get so carried away with the spouting whales, monsters, waves and other twiddly bits of cartographic furniture that the often forgot to put the boring mountains and rivers in at all. Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures
80,251. There are map people whose joy is to lavish more attention on the sheets of colored paper than on the colored land rolling by. I have listened to accounts by such travelers in which every road number was remembered, every mileage recalled, and every little countryside discovered. Another kind of traveler requires to know in terms of maps exactly where he is pin-pointed at every moment, as though there were some kind of safety in black and red lines, in dotted indications and squirming blue of lakes and the shadings that indicate mountains. It is not so with me. I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found, nor much identification from shapes which symbolize continents and states. John Steinbeck
80,252. Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change. (Map & War & Poverty & Change) Muhammad Ali, cited Don't Stop Believing: Pop Culture and Religion
83,837. Any map that does not have Lima clearly stated on it cannot be sold. (Ohio & Map) Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006
99,201. Rule 2: Draw a Map: the Map drives the whole story. (Novels & Fantasy & Map) Andrew Marr, Sleuths, Spies & Sourcerers II, BBC 2016
105,053. Hidden in a cave for almost 2,000 years a copper scroll, a treasure map from the time of Jesus. Could these brittle fragments of corroded mental hold the clues to finding ancient buried gold and silver that today would be worth millions of pounds? But who wrote the mystifying text? Is the scroll genuine? If it is, where did these vast treasures come from and why were they buried? And most intriguing of all could they still be out there? (Map & Treasure & Dead Sea Scrolls) Ancient Mysteries s1e6: Dead Sea Treasure Map, Channel 5 2017
105,054. Whoever buried the treasure wanted to make sure that it could be found again. (Map & Treasure & Dead Sea Scrolls) ibid.