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This led Himmler to establish a top-secret institute dedicated to the ancient occult practice of pendulum dowsing. Over maps of the north Atlantic clairvoyants would swing an object suspended from a string attempting to locate the position of Allied convoys. German U-boat missions were dispatched based on the results. Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy, Discovery 1998
No, rubbish! Maps of Britain? Yeah, come on! The Mark Thomas Comedy Product: Secret Map of Britain, rozzer, Channel 4 2002
This is where Britain assembles its nuclear weapons. ibid.
‘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.’ ibid.
The biggest American arms dump in Europe. ibid.
Here at Greenham in the ’50s occurred a ‘dispersal of uranium.’ ibid.
In whose interest does secrecy work? ibid.
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. Horizon: How Big is the Universe? BBC 2012
It’s said to be a copy of a fifteenth-century Chinese sailing map which contains detailed descriptions of native Americans. Weird or What? s1e6: Chinese Columbus, Discovery 2010
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. David Dimbleby, Seven Ages of Britain 2/7: Age of Worship 1170–1400, BBC 2010
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. Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Science & Islam: The Empire of Reason, BBC 2009
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
Men read maps better than women because only men can understand the concept of an inch equalling a hundred miles. Roseanne Barr
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 they often forgot to put the boring mountains and rivers in at all. Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures
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
Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change. Muhammad Ali, cited Don't Stop Believin’: Pop Culture and Religion
Ohio: Any map that does not have Lima clearly stated on it cannot be sold. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006
Rule 2: Draw a Map: the Map drives the whole story. Andrew Marr, Sleuths, Spies & Sourcerers II, BBC 2016
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 metal 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? Ancient Mysteries s1e6: Dead Sea Treasure Map, Channel 5 2017
Whoever buried the treasure wanted to make sure that it could be found again. ibid.
500 years ago an unrecognizable ship arrived in the port of Saville. Its crew was reduced to just 18 emaciated and starving men. But the ship had just completed a voyage of huge importance that changed the shape of history and changed the way we live today. It was 1522 and the Victoria had just become the first ship to circumnavigate the world. Voyages of Discovery s1e1, Paul Rose, BBC 2019
The course that [Ferdinand] Magellan was planning would take him beyond chartered waters into the unknown; it was a journey many believed was impossible. ibid.
One night nearly 250 years ago a ship ran aground on a treacherous reef in the Pacific ocean. Water poured into the wooden hull threatening to sink her and all those on board. The ship that faced a watery grave appeared to be nothing more than an unremarkable coaling vessel captained by an unknown commander on an obscure scientific field trip. But this ship had a secret mission: one that would redraw the map of the world, and make a hero of her undistinguished hero: the ship was called the Endeavour and her captain was called James Cook. Voyages of Discovery s1e2
The Endeavour sailed from Plymouth on 26th August 1768. It was the age of enlightenment, an era of intellectual foment. ibid.
Cook would have to navigate his ship to the other side of the world … The Endeavour travelled alone. ibid.
Conditions below must have been appalling let alone the smell. And disease was rife. ibid.
Over 2,000,000 sailors had died from scurvy. ibid.
Banks had accidentally stumbled across the cure for scurvy. ibid.
After 33 weeks at sea land was finally spotted: Cook had arrived … in paradise. ibid.
The Transit of Venus is an incredibly rare event. ibid.
Cook’s mission was now revealed: the discovery of the fabled Great Southern Continent. ibid.
This map should not exist. So scholars accept that it was made 50 years before [Christopher] Columbus but it appears to show the coast of North America. It’s a threat to some and a riddle to others. It’s called the Vinland Map, and it threatens to rewrite history. Treasures Decoded s1e4: Vinland Map, History 2020
Yale University houses one of the world’s biggest collections of ancient manuscripts. ibid.