Ancient Mapping By A Lost Civilization?

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Hapgood asserted that people, or more precisely, intelligent Geographers and Navigators had charted the New World many centuries before Christopher Columbus. His most controversial claim is that of the mapping of the Antarctic mainland, 6000 years before it was first sighted in 1820.

Pre Historic Map Is Almost An Exact Copy Of Modern-Day Antarctica

Professor Charles H. Hapgood of New Hampshire University published a remarkable claim, in 1966. He claimed that before history began to be written, someone else had already mapped the world.

His assertions are based on a map drawn in 1530 by the Turkish admiral Piri Re’is. There were some obvious errors such as the Amazon River appearing twice and a stretch of 900 miles of the South American east coast had been left out. But it appears to depict a portion of the Antarctica coastline, without a trace of the ice cover, as it would have appeared thousands of years earlier when the region was much warmer.

The admiral’s map had been drawn from several earlier versions, some possibly dating as far back as Alexander the Great. The only way for him to test his theory was by comparing all the topographical features of Re’is map with modern equivalents. After three years of replotting the original map, using a medieval grid, believed to have been used by sailors of the time, to chart the Mediterranean and Black Sea. Finally a true comparison could be made.

At first it seemed that his research was not going to aid Hapgood’s cause. Drake Passage, which divides South America and Antarctica, had been left out. The Antarctic coast, however, on the ancient map turned out to lie almost in the correct place and virtually matched the present-day outline of an area referred to as Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.

In 1531 a cartographer named Oronteus Finaeus had drawn a map of the area and Prof. Hapgood turned to this map, to further prove that the ancients had possessed a detailed knowledge of the Antarctic geography.
“the general shape of the continent was startlingly lie the outline of the continent on our modern map,” he wrote. The position of the South Pole, nearly in the center of the continent, seemed about right.

Many Experts Are Skeptical

The mountains that skirted the coasts suggested the numerous ranges that have been discovered in Antarctica in recent years.”
He also claims to have identified several other geographical features and suggests that the Finaeus as well as the Piri Re’is maps had been drawn from charts made in pre-history, before Antarctica became ice covered.

Who might these mysterious explorers and mapmakers have been? Perhaps they belonged to a lost civilization of “ancient sea kings,” whose forgotten skills were meant to be discovered by future generations.

Many experts are sceptical about Hapwood’s claims, pointing out that medieval cartographers often drew an imagined southern continent, simply to make the world seem more symmetrical and say that several ancient maps are wildly imagined, with countries and coastlines, hundreds of miles from where they are supposed to be.
Charles Hapwood died in 1982, leaving others to decide whether his work is an important clue to the wisdom of the ancients, or simply a cartographic wild-goose chase

Other Mysterious Discoveries

There are many mysteries of lost civilizations and sunken cities resting on ocean floors awaiting inquiring minds to discover them. To coin a phrase from the author Ian Flemming’s James Bond Movies of the title: “The World Is Not Enough”. Which by implication, means that there is much yet to be uncovered.

Here for your reading pleasure, is an extract taken from the website “World-Mysteries.com”

A pyramid explored by Dr Ray Brown on the sea floor off the Bahamas in 1970. Brown was accompanied by 4 divers who also found roads, domes, rectangular buildings, unidentified metallic instruments, and a statue holding a "mysterious" crystal containing miniature pyramids. The metal devices and crystals were taken to Florida for analysis at a university there. What was discovered was that the crystal amplified energy that passed through it.


Ruins of roads and buildings found off Binini Island in the 1960's by the photographed and published expeditions of Dr Mansan Valentine. Similar ruins were also photographed off Cay Sal in the Bahamas. Similar underwater ruins were found off Morocco and photographed 50 to 60 feet underwater.

A huge 11 room pyramid found 10,000 feet under water in the mid Atlantic Ocean with a huge crystal top, as reported by Tony Benlk.

A 1977 report of a huge pyramid found off Cay Sal in the Bahamas, photographed by Ari Marshall's expedition, about 150 feet underwater. The pyramid was about 650 feet high. Mysteriously the surrounding water was lit by sparkling white water flowing out of the openings in the pyramid and surrounded by green water, instead of the black water everywhere else at that depth.

A sunken city about 400 miles off Portugal found by Soviet expeditions led by Boris Asturua, with buildings made of extremely strong concrete and plastics. He said "the remains of streets suggests the use of monorails for transportation". He also brought up a statue.

A marble acropolis underwater across five acres of fluted columns raised on pillars.

Heinrich Schilemann, the man who found and excavated the famous ruins of Troy (which historians thought was only a legend), reportedly left a written account of his discovery of a bronze vase with a metal unknown to scientists who examined it, in the famous Priam Treasure. Inside it are glyphs in Phoenician stating that it was from King Chronos of Atlantis. Identical pottery was found in Tiajuanaco, Bolivia.
Many other examples of roads, buildings and columns are available, many of them made with materials not available in their areas.

Many ancient maps are also known to have Atlantis on them, including the ancient Greek ones studied by Christopher Columbus before he set sail for America.
Source: http://www.world-mysteries.com

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author avatar Vernazoa
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

Brilliant minds happen all the time. These guys are probably
angels. Just a guess. This is neat. Tranquillpen great job here!

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author avatar Vernazoa
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

Aliens?

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
16th Apr 2012 (#)

absolutely brilliant piece this Andre...;thank you for it...

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author avatar Tranquilpen
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

Yes Vernazoa, these beings used to be called by both names. There is a very thin dividing line between science and Magic as Arthur C Clarke notes: "Any Sufficiently Advanced Technology Is Indistinguishable From Magic." Thank you for reading dear friend:-))

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author avatar Retired
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

Many civilizations have risen and fallen before our own. Every 26000 years there is a new galactic cycle. The evidence is there, just not revealed as reliable because of 'standard scientists'. Human history began long before our history books show us.Thanks for the info.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

Indeed, this is what I am trying to put across over here. Thank you for your valued input SavasR.

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author avatar Denise O
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

Well you are my 'learn something new everyday' thingy. What a very interesting read on mapping and of others that have come before us. Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Tranquilpen
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

I am honored to be your "learn something new everyday thingy" Denise, thank you my dear:-)) X

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author avatar Val Mills
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

I love reading about things like this. There are so many fascinating theories

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author avatar Tranquilpen
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

And I just love that you love to read about it Val, cos I'm working on some more of them. Ever hear of sands making symphonic sounds? Thank you for reading:-))

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author avatar Sheila Newton
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

Well, you've taught me a world of wonders with this fabulous article, my friend. Write on!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

Hello Sheila, glad you liked it. I just had to share it with my special friends here on wikinut:-))

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author avatar Sam Bralley
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

very interesting and educational read. Thanks for the info and congrats on the well deserved star...

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author avatar Tranquilpen
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

Hello Sam glad you found it interesting my friend. Thanks for dropping in.

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author avatar Pink&Blue
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

Great historic info my friend...

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author avatar Tranquilpen
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

Hello Crystal, thank you for reading this article, I just had to write and share it with all you friends here on wikinut.

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author avatar Funom Makama
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

Wow!~~ I simply read in awe. Fascinating, interesting and revealing. There is more to this world than what we just know and see..

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author avatar Tranquilpen
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

Infinitely more Funom, I agree. Thank you for your enthusiastic comment on it my friend.

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author avatar Retired
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

Good topic...I enjoy learning about history...thanks for sharing....

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author avatar Tranquilpen
24th Nov 2011 (#)

Hello Starleena, Thank you for reading this article, I was so amazed when I read about these mysterious cartographers mapping areas of the planet, more than 6000 years ago, I just had to share.

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author avatar richardpeeej
24th Nov 2011 (#)

What a great historical article Tranquilpen. I was captured by your writings from the beginning to its end. Thank you for sharing your article here my friend ..

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author avatar Tranquilpen
24th Nov 2011 (#)

Hello Richard, thank you for your uplifting comments my friend, which always inspire me even when I sometimes feel an article borders on mediocrity.

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author avatar Buzz
24th Nov 2011 (#)

Fascinating skills and knowledge left behind by the ancients that baffles modern scientists. Great star page, my friend.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
24th Nov 2011 (#)

Hi Buzz, aren't they just great,these mysterious mappers of the past. Glad you enjoyed it my friend.

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author avatar Retired
24th Nov 2011 (#)

Interesting! Superb article. Bravo on your star.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
28th Nov 2011 (#)

Hello Rama Devi, Thank you for reading my friend, and for you most welcome comments.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
30th Nov 2011 (#)

Hello dear Tranquilpen,
You've mapped the ancient times well on this wonderful page. Great presentation.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
30th Nov 2011 (#)

Hi Rathna, Thank you for your valued comments as usual my friend.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
2nd Dec 2011 (#)

Sure looks like the 610 Loop to me. (Just joking)
Hello, My Dear Tranquilpen:
Another wonderful article from you. What are you all doing about those crop circles over there? Are you in England, Tranquilpen?

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

Tranquilpen: I have been looking for you. Are you under this new pen name (Andy gee). Anyway, you wrote an amazing account of evidence of a map of the world drawn by the ancients.
Hope you are well and happy. Love, Ivyevelyn. (I have been worried about you).

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author avatar Tranquilpen
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

Hello dear Ivy how extremely alert you are. No my friend, Tranquilpen is back to stay, the change was just due to a technical hitch, so sorry! I am indeed so wonderfully! well! if one could put it like that. Very little of the natural and physical tribulations have changed but my mind is so blessedly alert and just bubbling over with the joy of living. I wish I were able lift up every other hurt or sad person to where I am right now, love you too my friend. :-)) X

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Dec 2011 (#)

Wonderful:0)

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author avatar Tranquilpen
5th Dec 2011 (#)

And so are you and what you write dear friend, thank you :-))

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author avatar Greenfaol
23rd Dec 2011 (#)

We have a lot to learn from our ancestors :D Thanks for this wonderfully written article, Tranquilpen xxx

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author avatar Tranquilpen
23rd Dec 2011 (#)

Hello Greenfaol, good of you to drop by my friend. I share your view about learning from our ancestors.Have a Blessed Christmas my friend:-))

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author avatar Songbird B
28th Dec 2011 (#)

Wow! This really does make you wonder Andre, doesn't it? What an interesting and certainly thought provoking Star page..Love your work very much my friend..x

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author avatar Tranquilpen
28th Dec 2011 (#)

As I yours dear friend. thank you so much for reading Bev. :-)) XX

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author avatar Retired
22nd Feb 2012 (#)

Great job, as usual

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author avatar Tranquilpen
22nd Feb 2012 (#)

You flatter me, thank you for reading.

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author avatar Teila
2nd Mar 2012 (#)

That is so cool! Very interesting

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author avatar Tranquilpen
2nd Mar 2012 (#)

Hello Teila, I am so glad you enjoyed it. I am actually going to update it as it receives quite a few hits on other sites. Thank you for reading

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
16th Apr 2012 (#)

I totally agree with you SavasR...and some of us were living in those times too...thank you and Andre for this amazing piece..

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author avatar Tranquilpen
16th Apr 2012 (#)

Hello Carolina, As always, dear friend, you are so very welcome. Thank you for reading.

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author avatar Penny W-T
7th Jun 2013 (#)

So glad I was browsing and found this very informative page just on all the things that fascinate me. thank you for such a lot of thought provoking ideas.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
9th Jun 2013 (#)

Hello Penny, I am happy to make your acquaintance my friend, Please enjoy some of my other writings as well.

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author avatar CharityBradford
22nd Oct 2013 (#)

I'm glad Phyl Campbell sent me your way. This is the kind of page that I'd save to read over and over. It's great research material for writing. And like Vernazoa I kept thinking of the Ancient Aliens series on the History Channel.

Fascinating stuff!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
24th Oct 2013 (#)

What a flattering compliment, you do your lovely name "Charity" justice my friend. I believe that this quote rings true then: "What is written without effort, is generally read without pleasure."- Samuel Johnson.

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