Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings

Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings : Evidence of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age

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Charles Hapgood s classic 1966 book on ancient maps is back in print after 20 years. Hapgood produces concrete evidence of an advanced worldwide civilization existing many thousands of years before ancient Egypt. He has found the evidence in many beautiful maps long known to scholars, the Piri Reis Map that shows Antarctica, the Hadji Ahmed map, the Oronteus Finaeus and other amazing maps. Hapgood concluded that these maps were made from more ancient maps from the various ancient archives around the world, now lost. Hapgood also concluded that the ancient mapmakers were in some ways much more advanced scientifically than Europe in the 16th century, or than the ancient civilizations of Greece, Egypt, and Babylonian. Not only were these unknown people more advanced in mapmaking than any people prior to the 18th century, it appears they mapped all the continents. The Americas were mapped thousands of years before Columbus. Antarctica was mapped when its coasts were free of ice. There is evidence that these people must have lived when the ice age had not yet ended in the Northern Hemisphere and when Alaska was still connected with Siberia by the Pleistocene, ice age land bridge. "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 200.66 x 251.46 x 25.4mm | 793.78g
  • Adventures Unlimited Press
  • Kempton, IL, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • b&w maps
  • 0932813429
  • 9780932813428
  • 92,990

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A professor at Keene State College in New Hampshire and author of several books (among them, Earth's Shifting Crust) Charles H. Hapgood makes a case here for an advanced civilization in the Ice Age. He draws his conclusions from ancient maps, which he and his students have undertaken to study and analyze. Among them is the World Map of Piri Re'is, dated 1513, which appears to have source maps dating back to the time of Alexander the Great. There is the Oronteus Finaeus Map of 1531, showing fjords and rivers where the glaciers now stand in Antartica, a Turkish World Map of 1559 denoting a land bridge connecting Alaska and Siberia, Mercator's map of Antartica, etc., etc. Professor Hapgood reviews the scientific implications of the maps and makes a leap into the unknown with his view that they indicate the possiblity of a Vanished super-civilization. Whether or not one is convinced, the study of the maps for the scientifically oriented should have its own fascination. Appendices include mathematical analyses and geographical tables. More than 100 illustrations in black and white and in color (not seen here). The going is close, and this is for the reader actively interested in scientific brushbeating. (Kirkus Reviews)show more