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13 June 2005
New map brings ancient Britain to life

The secrets of Ancient Britain are to be revealed in a revised Historical map and guide from Ordnance Survey. Aimed at anyone with an interest in the early history of Britain, the map helps bring the past to life. Information on the map includes ancient roads and place names - as well as comprehensive features and illustrations on many aspects of life in the period, including land use and settlement sites. Photographs, showing how many of the sites look today, are also used to give context.
     The map is created in conjunction with The National Monuments Record of English Heritage, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. It features the whole of Great Britain on a double-sided sheet and shows the detailed history of ancient Britain - including the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and early Medieval periods - against a backdrop of modern Ordnance Survey mapping.
     The Ancient Britain map and guide joins cost 6.25 and illustrate the geographical distribution of some of the most important visible ancient monuments of Great Britain set against Ordnance Survey 1:625,000 scale mapping.
     All the maps are available from all major Ordnance Survey stockists or by ordering direct from Ordnance Survey's online leisure map shop at www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/leisure.

Source: Directions Magazine (9 June 2005)

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