On October 9th, 1929, German theologian Gustav Adolf Deissmann discovered a map that became an international sensation. This world map was compiled in 1513 from military intelligence by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis. Mapmaking is a very complex and civilized task, which is said to have emerged around 1000BC with the Babylonian clay tablets. Piri Reis, the maker of the map, noted that the map was drawn from information sourced from other, older maps, charts, and logs.This 16th-century map which shows South America in its proper longitudinal position in relation to Africa was compiled in 1513 making it 500 years old.
What Makes This Map Special? How could a map drawn in 1513 feature a continent that wasn’t discovered until 1820?
This very question is what makes this map shatter the official history of the human race. How is that possible?
This map is a solid proof that our understanding of our own history is incomplete. What is even stranger is that the map shows the earth as it is seen from space.
The map depicts Queen Maud Land, a continent that our history books tell us was not discovered until 1818. Queen Maud Land is a 2.7 million-square-kilometer region of Antarctica. Geological evidence proves that this region could not have been ice-free until 4000 BC. While our history suggests that intelligent and civilized cultures on Earth long before the first human cultures emerged from the Middle East around 4000BC. How is that possible? An accurate map that shows the earth as seen from space is possible only by aerial view. The map also depicts mountain ranges in Antarctica. These were not discovered until 1952. This couldn’t have been made without aerial technology. While history clearly suggests that such aerial technology did not exist million of years ago.
Official science has been saying all along that the ice-cap which covers the Antarctic is millions of years old. While this map shows the northern part of the Antarctic continent that has been mapped before the ice did cover it.
This was brought to the attention of the United States Air Force by, Charles Hapgood, a history professor from New Hampshire, USA. His 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
Even physicist and philosopher Albert Einstein found Hapgood’s presentation so convincing that he said:
“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
The last period of ice-free conditions in Antarctica ended about 6000 years ago. Who mapped the Queen Maud Land of Antarctica 6000 years ago? Was it done by a civilization that has been forgotten? The map is certifiably authentic, it is not a hoax. Even if the map was drawn by a known civilization after 4000BC, why were the ice caps not on the map? Antarctica was entirely covered in ice caps thought to have formed around 34-45 million years ago when it was first sighted by a Russian expedition in 1820. So, that makes it clear that Antarctica without ice caps should not be seen on any map prior to 1820.
If the ice caps were formed around 34-45 million years ago, the only way for Piri Reis to include Queen Maud Land is if it’s drawn millions of years ago. But there wasn’t any aerial technology millions of years ago or maybe there was an extremely intelligent ancient advanced civilization with all the tools of modern day civilization to make a map so accurate millions of years ago that shows the earth as seen from space.
Charles Hapgood says that “It appears that accurate information has been passed down from people to people. It appears that the charts must have originated with a people unknown and they were passed on“ How did they have knowledge about the earth’s shape million’s of years ago? Who had the technology to make such an accurate map? Was it done by an advanced civilization that once roamed the Earth?
1) Hancock, Graham. Fingerprints of the Gods: Canada: Anchor Canada, 2005
A surviving fragment of the Piri Reis map showing Central and South America shores. In his notes appended to it is written “the map of the western lands drawn by Columbus (source Wikipedia)