Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Map of the Day: The Atlas of True Names

The "Atlas of True Names" reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings, of the familiar terms on today’s maps.  For instance, where you would normally expect to see the Sahara indicated, the Atlas gives you “The Tawny One”, derived from Arabis word es-sahra, meaning “the fawn coloured."


Steve Clowney

(HT: Joseph Blocher)


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