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originally posted by: VerveStentor
a reply to: purplemer
NO it doesn't show any part of Antarctica. Not one island chain. Nada. Nothing. Zip. If you actually looked at the Piri reis map and the coastline of South America you'd realise that while he was constructing his mappa mundi from the 20 or so maps he used as a reference, Piri Reis was running out of room on his gazelle hide and had to turn it 90 degrees to carry on the coastline as far as Patagonia at best. Yes, it IS that mundane. He was running out of room, and that map is just a portion of a lost larger creation gifted to the Sultan at the time. You'll also see the islands of Cipanga located in the caribbean which on medieval maps which is now recognised as Japan. The quote from Ohlmeyer is always taken out of context as he and his colleagues also said that it looked like Antarctica according to the Mercator projection which elongates the coastline of the Antarctic continent.
And you are mistaken it WAS Hapgood who in his book Map Of The Ancient Sea Kings first posited this ridiculous theory with his forced and unnecessarily complex mathematical equations. Hancock and Von Daniken merely repeated it and David Wilcock has taken it and run for the posts. Antarctica has not been ice free to that extent for multiple thousands of years. And if you look at the 18th Century Buache map, you'll notice that Antarctica - which may have been charted by explorers at that point who thought it was part of Australia - is upside down, the peninsula pointing towards Tasmania and Victoria on the south Australia coast rather than stretching up in the approximate area of Tierra Del Fuego and Magellan Strait. It's not hard to work it out y'know.
originally posted by: sapien82
a reply to: Slichter
ahhhh further mystery
I just wish we could get more info on "operation highjump"
and the supposed battle with USO's