Piri Re’is maps

February 1, 2008 § Leave a comment

In 1929, a group of historians found an amazing map painted on parchment in the old Imperial Palace in Constantinople. Research showed that it was a genuine document drawn in the Moslem year 919, Christian calendar 1513, by Piri Ibn Haji Memmed, a famous admiral (Re’is) of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century. Supposedly, these maps come from the Alexandrian Library. More maps, found earlier, are also known. Their authenticity is sufficiently established.

They now reside in the Topkapi Serial Museum in Istanbul.

Most maps are from the Mediterranean and Black Sea, but some maps show the America’s, and Arctic and Antarctic regions. Details like Antarctica consisting of two islands connected by ice, and details that were not revealed (again) to scientists until the 20th century with the use of satellites, can be found on the maps. Apparently some ancient voyagers traveled around before ice covered the coasts of Antarctica?

This evidence of some ancient civilization cannot simply be dismissed as mere myths. It requires further research.

What if human presence on Earth is much older than we think?

What if the map’s precision can be explained by capability of some kind of “flight” by those earlier humans?

What if, when these people had “flight”, they were highly civilized, and passed on some of their knowledge, and we just conveniently/temporarily “forgot” about it?


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