From: Peter van der Krogt <peter @>
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2004
Subject: [MapHist] Ancient stone map

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Dear all,

In De Telegraaf of 21 December 2004 a photo of a 4000 year old stone map was published, with the text (translated):

Ancient map

A piece of stone with cut out symbols, probably more than 4000 year old, was yesterday shown to the public by Neil Redfern of English Heritage. The piece of stone, probably depicting a map, is unique in Great Britain. It is discovered last year after a moorland fire had burnt a square mile of heath near Whitby.

I found more about this find at
Any thoughts about this find from a maphistorical point of view?

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