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Maps: Our Place in the World

Maps: Our Place in the World

It's hard to visualise the Silk Roads unless you have a map, and when it comes to maps, there's one go-to man: Jerry Brotton. And in the Bodleian too, where there are one and a quarter million maps. Here he shows Dan just two - both support Peter Frankopan's assertion that big ideas started in the East. But the real star here is a fellow called Ptolemy, watch to find out why.

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