Oronce Finé’s map, 1536. Wikimedia Commons
On some ancient maps, Antarctica is illustrated as a land with no ice, and the other continents are located much differently than they are today. Those are the famous 16th century maps drawn by Piri Reis, Oronce Finé, Hadji Ahmed, and several others.
Scientists have been trying to determine at what point in time our planet looked the way it did on the ancient maps, according to geology. The results were so shocking that they still don’t get mentioned to this day – Earth looked like this 24-34 million years ago…
How is this possible? How did medieval cartographers get information as to how the continents looked long before the appearance of the first human (if we are to believe the official history of mankind)?
Alexander Koltypin, independent explorer, geologist, and editor-in-chief of the internet portal “The Earth Before the Flood” (До потопа), analyzed the information related to the maps of ancient Earth and juxtaposed it with known geologico-geographical reconstructions. And here is what he believes.
It is possible that all the evidence in possession of historicо-archeological studies is not exactly on the right track. More information can be received from the maps of ancient seafarers, to which belong the famous maps of Piri Reis, Oronce Finé, Hadji Ahmed, and a whole bunch more, that show the world far more different than it is today.
For example, ancient maps, on which the continents are located differently than they are today, are also illustrated on the Ica stones discovered in Peru. On the map drawn by Piri Reis, South America is connected with Antarctica. And on the maps of Oronce Finé and Hadji Ahmed, Antarctica is illustrated as a land entirely free of ice.
And if we take into consideration Philippe Buache’s map, Antarctica is illustrated as two separate islands. According to geophysical research, today we know this to be true. But researches began in the 60s and became popular to the public at the end of the 20th century. So how did ancients know of this back in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries?
If we adhere to the theories made by modern historians, they could not have known about this, and this seeming knowledge is only a coincidence.
After all the attempts to analyze the ancient map of Oronce Finé, scientists have dated it back to 12 millennia BC. These results go beyond the bounds of official science. As a geologist, I, too, couldn’t ignore these ancient maps. And I stared asking myself questions such as, why is Antarctica connected with South America? When did they split apart? When was Antarctica entirely free of ice and split into two islands? At what point in time did it have rivers?
I have found the answers to these questions in existent paleogeological, or rather, paleogeographical reconstructions, as well as in paleoclimatic reconstructions which also show the location of the continents.
According to different sources, South America and Antarctica split either 24 or 34 million years ago. Antarctica existed as two islands more than 30 million years ago. And Antarctica, free of ice, existed about 25 million years ago – I am not talking about a specific time frame, just a rough estimate.
And then, 16 million years ago, almost full ice coverage began on Antarctica and it resembled today’s continent a bit more, and 5 million years ago – it was entirely covered in thick ice and was the same as it is today.
Here is what geological data shows.
If we believe that ancient cartographers were suddenly motivated, then the illustrations were copied from much older maps, which by some miracle have survived for 30 million years.
We read in the Mahabharata, the Rigveda, and in Vaishvanara of a race of space aliens, and in the Book of Enoch, these creatures are guards who descended to Earth and cartographed it.
The maps are descriptive enough, but also contain depictions of near Earth objects, so it is quite possible that these maps actually did exist millions of years ago and in some way, even after all the natural disasters, they were preserved, possibly in some underground structures, and somehow ended up in the hands of ancient cartographers, who did not use them but rather just copied them and made their geographical discoveries based on the copies.
But the maps were not entirely accurate since the outlines of Earth at that time have not changed significantly in the last 20 million years, but they have changed. That is why sometimes mistakes were made and other times – unexpected discoveries.
I believe this to be a wonderful example of when one is working at the border of geology and folklore and this allows for the deciphering of the mysterious maps.