Waking Times ~ The 500 Year Old Map that Shatters the Official History of the Human Race

This post goes right along with some themes I’ve shared lately, including: other mysterious explanations for climate change; how this planet is fully capable of reorganizing her surface area such that ley lines co-opted by Masonic Temples, wifi towers and other mis-uses of their power will shift, creating new flows and intersections of power where people have healed the land; embracing The Great Uncertainty (also known as The Mystery), because truly, we do not know all the answers; my contention that squelching research in Antarctica was one of the real reasons for the government shut down charade of 2013; and an old theme about humanity having experienced a devolution rather than an evolution.

If one considers that those in power kept expressing in the 60’s a desire for a new Dark Ages, well, proceed with awareness. “History” is simply the stories the conquerors permit their minions to tell about themselves. That’s why I prefer old ballads, Faery Tales (not Disney!) and folklore — “ridiculous,” “imaginary” places where old wisdom found safe haven.

The 500 Year Old Map that Shatters the Official History of the Human Race

Website Image TemplateBuck Rogers, Staff Writer
Waking Times

If conventional wisdom on the history of the human race is correct, then human civilization is not old enough, nor was it advanced enough, to account for many of the mysterious monolithic and archeological sites around the world. Places like Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, the Bosnian Pyramids, and Adam’s Calendar in South Africa, beg the same question: if human civilization is supposedly not old enough to have created all of these sites, then who, or what, had the capacity to create so many elaborate structures around the globe?

It is clear that our understanding of our own history is incomplete, and there is plenty of credible evidence pointing to the existence of intelligent and civilized cultures on Earth long before the first human cultures emerged from the Middle East around 4000BC. The Admiral Piri Reis world map of 1513 is part of the emerging more complete story of our history, one that challenges mainstream thinking in big ways.

Mapmaking is a complex and civilized task, thought to have emerged around 1000BC with the Babylonian clay tablets. Antarctica was officially first sighted by a Russian expedition in 1820 and is entirely covered in ice caps thought to have formed around 34-45 million years ago. Antarctica, therefore, should not be seen on any map prior to 1820, and all sighted maps of Antarctica should contain the polar ice caps, which are supposedly millions of years old.

A world map made by Ottoman cartographer and military admiral, Piri Reis, casts some doubt on what we think we know about ancient civilization.

The Piri Reis map, which focuses on Western Africa, the East Coast of South America, and the North Coast of Antarctica, features the details of a coastline that many historians and geologists believe represents Queen Maud Land, that is, Antarctica. Remarkably, as represented in this map, the frigid continent was not covered in ice caps, but, rather, with dense vegetation. How could a map drawn in 1513 feature a continent that wasn’t discovered until 1820? And if the continent had in fact been discovered by one of the civilizations known to have emerged after 4000BC, why were the ice caps not on the map?

The paradoxes presented by the map were of little significance to the world until Charles Hapgood, a history professor from New Hampshire, USA, claimed that the information in the Piri Reis map supported a different view of geology and ancient history. Hapgood believed that the map verified his global geological theory, which explains how portions of Antarctica could have remained ice-free until 4000BC.

Hapgood’s presentation is so convincing that even famed theoretical physicist and philosopher Albert Einstein wrote the following supportive forward to a book that Hapgood wrote in 1953:

“His idea is original, of great simplicity, and – if it continues to prove itself – of great importance to everything that is related to the history of the Earth’s surface.” –Albert Einstein

Piri Reis
Unquestionably not a hoax, the map is certifiably authentic, but the information on the map is of mysterious origin. Piri Reis himself notes that the map was drawn from information sourced from other, older maps, charts and logs, many of which, Hapgood suggests, may have been copied and transcribed repeatedly since before the destruction of the Library of Alexandria in Egypt, which wiped out the literature of antiquity and vast cultural knowledge.

This hypothesis opens the door to the possibility that some forgotten ancient civilization had the capacity to voyage to the Antarctic, charting the earth, with the technology to make maps, sometime before the ice caps formed. A significant departure from our present understanding of our history.

The absence of the ice caps in the Piri Reis map is peculiar, and in 1960 Hapgood brought his theories on this to the attention of the United States Air Force. Hapgood asked, among other things, if the shape of the continent, as it appeared on the Piri Reis map, was at all similar to the shape of the continent under the ice, as revealed by recent Air Force testing of seismic data on the continent. Their answer was astonishing:

“…the geographical detail shown in the lower part of the map agrees very remarkably with the results of the seismic profile made across the top of the ice-cap by the Swedish-British Antarctic Expedition of 1949.

This indicates the coastline had been mapped before it was covered by the ice-cap.

The ice-cap in this region is now about a mile thick.

We have no idea how the data on this map can be reconciled with the supposed state of geographical knowledge in 1513.

Harold Z. Ohlmeyer
Lt. Colonel, USAF
Commander”

[Fingerprints of the Gods]

If Hapgood’s theory has merit, as even Einstein believed, then there was a period of time from around 13000BC to 6000BC when Antarctica was located more closely to the equator and was more tropical in climate, much like parts of South America. This was caused by a sudden shift of the earth’s entire lithosphere, he theorized, simultaneously moving all of the continents into their present position, a much different view than the widely accepted explanation offered the plate tectonics theory.

If Antarctica had indeed been further North then than it presently is, and was not covered in ice only as recently as 6000BC, then who was around back then that could have mapped it, long before any known civilizations? And who could have done so long before the advent of the marine chronometer in the 18th century, which finally solved the problem of accurately tracking longitude on the high seas?

Had the entire Earth already been mapped by 4000BC, by a civilization that has been forgotten, as analysis of the Piri Reis map and the theories of Charles Hapgood suggest?

About the Author

Buck Rogers is the earth bound incarnation of that familiar part of our timeless cosmic selves, the rebel within. He is a surfer of ideals and meditates often on the promise of happiness in a world battered by the angry seas of human thoughtlessness. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com.

Sources:

– Hancock, Graham. Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth’s Lost Civilization. 1995, Crown Trade Paperbacks.

http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/pres/map/maphis.html

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7 responses to this post.

  1. […] Waking Times ~ The 500 Year Old Map that Shatters the Official History of the Human Race. This post goes right along with some themes I’ve shared lately, including: other mysterious explanations for climate change; how this planet is fully capable of reorganizing her surface area such that ley lines co-opted by Masonic Temples, wifi towers and other mis-uses of their power will shift, creating new flows and intersections of power where people have healed the land; embracing The Great Uncertainty (also known as The Mystery), because truly, we do not know all the answers; my contention that squelching research in Antarctica was one of the real reasons for the government shut down charade of 2013; and an old theme about humanity having experienced a devolution rather than an evolution. […]

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  2. Fascinating info and begs many questions to be asked and answered.

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  3. I agree!

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  4. Posted by James G on October 24, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    The Piri Reis map is a copy of maps that were created after all the water from a planet came into earth and created our oceans. This catastrophe also destroyed Mars atmosphere and gave Saturn her rings. What planet am I talking about? We know it better as the asteroid belt. The ancients knew it as Tiamot or the second sun. After all that water from this watery planet came to earth she had to be remapped. She was remapped when the poles were straight up and down. The was no tilt to the earth. The tilting of the earth didn’t happen till after the war of the gods(small g). This is when the poles iced over. At least in my research that’s what I have uncovered.
    Love the article Laura!

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  5. Thanks, James! Yes, we are silly to imagine that our solar system is as it always was or that other planets can’t crash into us or tug on our magnetic field. I personally find the bigger, cosmic wild cards invigorating. I love this article, too, because it reminds us of the Mystery in all its wild, uncharted ways.

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  6. Posted by Anthony on October 24, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Hi Laura!

    I’ve always believed that human civilization has been around for at least several hundred thousand years, if not a lot longer, and just gets ‘reset’ every now and then by cosmic events. Want a scientific 3D explanation?

    I’ve rooted about on CosmicTusk.com for a long time and after perusing their scientific articles I think what happened about 12,900 years ago is that a comet struck the Laurentide ice sheets in North America and flash-melted as much as seven million cubic miles of ice. This wiped out most north american fauna, raised the ocean levels by at least 400 feet, and threw the Earth back into a mini-ice age for over a thousand years. The sudden redistribution of so much mass from the poles to the equator could have thrown the Earth off-balance and caused a tilt in the Earth’s axis.

    Have you ever looked at a globe and seen how perfect a circle Hudson Bay makes? Well, it wasn’t an impact crater – but the size of the circle is *exactly* the size of the arctic circle. To this day, the land around and under the bay is ‘rebounding’, or lifting up after having had so much ice above it. The bay may have been the location of the North Pole at one time; in fact, there is some proof even in existing human-built structures that alternate equators existed! Link:

    http://blog.world-mysteries.com/science/2012-and-old-equator/

    In that article they claim the pole was in Alaska, and it may well have been, as I believe that the Earth has been struck many times in its history and its inclination changed each time by the impacts. One ancient impact that left its mark on the entire East coast is shown in pretty neat detail here:

    http://cintos.org/SaginawManifold/index.html

    They say that that impact happened nearly a million years ago, but if the impactor were made of, say, pristine sand that had been in space for four billion years and it mixed with Earth soil, how could they get an exact date?! That could actually be the ‘smoking gun’ of the last impact that melted the ice sheets.

    Anyway, I think this stuff is really cool, and humans definitely visited all parts of the Earth probably multiple times in their ever-changing history. I bet more and more of these kinds of ‘anomalies’ pop up time goes on.

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  7. I agree, Anthony! I think this stuff is way cool, and there is a ton of information and “anomalies” available to support what you’re saying, including all the Viking and giant artifacts in North America from way before Columbus “discovered” the America’s. Thanks for the links..

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