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Originally posted by rain7
reply to post by inverslyproportional
I think a mega thread about all the evidence in many differing fields should be made to highlight some of it and put into context.
its aliens, how else?
Originally posted by Arnie123
I had always figured that it was ancient mans tech that lead to the creation of these maps, I'm going to assume that people had very good memory back then and recorded their finds with precision.
Some have credited Hecataeus with a work entitled Περίοδος γῆς ("Travels round the Earth" or "World Survey'), written in two books. Each book is organized in the manner of a periplus, a point-to-point coastal survey. One, on Europe, is essentially a periplus of the Mediterranean, describing each region in turn, reaching as far north as Scythia. The other book, on Asia, is arranged similarly to the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea of which a version of the 1st century AD survives. Hecataeus described the countries and inhabitants of the known world, the account of Egypt being particularly comprehensive; the descriptive matter was accompanied by a map, based upon Anaximander’s map of the earth, which he corrected and enlarged. The work only survives in some 374 fragments, by far the majority being quoted in the geographical lexicon Ethnika compiled by Stephanus of Byzantium.