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Why is it that the so called experts state that there were no advanced civilizations before 5000 BC when evidence is discovered to support there was. This is just one example.

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Other theories of Hapgoods have already been dismissed, such as his polar shift theory in which he claimed a sudden shift in the inclination of the Earths axis of rotation in 9,500 B.C. could have resulted in the displacement of Antarctica, sending it hundreds of miles south and resulting in the alteration of its climate from semi-temperate to freezing. All evidence suggests that this shift could not, and did not, occur.

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Since its discovery, the map has stirred both intrigue and controversy, mostly due to the presence of what appears to be a representation of Antarctica 300 years before it was discovered. Anotherif not even more intriguing facet of the appearance of Antarcticais that it appears to show the land mass before it was covered in ice, over 6000 years ago.

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Because so called experts, do not like their theories to be challenged. Like you I am open to the idea of much older lost civilisations, lets hope more challenging evidence is discovered soon and that the experts are forced to change their views, or at least broaden their horizons.

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Other theories of Hapgoods have already been dismissed, such as his polar shift theory in which he claimed a sudden shift in the inclination of the Earths axis of rotation in 9,500 B.C. could have resulted in the displacement of Antarctica, sending it hundreds of miles south and resulting in the alteration of its climate from semi-temperate to freezing. All evidence suggests that this shift could not, and did not, occur. – See more at:

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I think even more wonderful is the communication between ancient civilisations on a global scale. It is understood that the simple as above, so below notion goes, it was considered the connection between the Celestial and the World. An alignment globally connect the zodiac to major ancient sites, anatomically; the head Easter Island, the neck Chaco canyon, Stonehenge- Cancer, Leo the lungs-the sphinx, Virgo the Virgin Mary, the scales- Buddha region…. they all match a global body connecting to the Celestial body. Global communication.

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The great debate was sparked by ProfessorCharles Hapgoodwhen he published his theory on the Piri Reis map in his bookMaps of the Ancient Sea Kingsin 1965. He and a team of students at the University of New Hampshire studied the map and found many anomalies, such as the use ofmercatorial projectionand the inclusion of a pre-ice Antarctica. The Greeks were able to create cylindrical maps based on their knowledge of a spherical earth, though mercatorial projection was not used by Europeans until later in the 16thcentury, and were also able to use astronomy and geometry to calculate latitude and longitude, though absolute accuracy was not possible until the invention of the chronometer in 1760. While these two featsamazing as they arecould be explained by use of Greek source maps and charts from the age of Alexander, nothing could explain the inclusion of Antarctica. As a result, Hapgood proposed that the map was based on materials that pre-date 4000 BCE, before any known developed languages or progressive civilizations. This theory implies that a prehistoric civilization had the technology to navigate major seaways and fairly accurately chart the globe. Hapgood also suggested that the topographic depiction of the interior of the continents required aerial capabilities, implying the prehistoric super civilization to be both nautical and aerial masters and leading to the further speculation of either an Atlantean or alien civilization. No evidence has been found to support such theories.

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On October 9, 1929, a German theologian namedGustav Adolf Deissmannwas cataloguing items in the Topkapi Palace library in Istanbul when he happened across a curious parchment located among some disregarded material. On the gazelle skin parchment was a map, now referred to as thePiri Reis map. The map was drawn and signed by Turkish cartographerHagji Ahmed Muhiddin Piri, aka Piri Reis, and is dated to 1513 CE. Reis was an admiral in the Turkish navy, an experienced sailor, and a cartographer, who claimed to have used 20 source maps and charts to construct the map, including 8 Ptolemaic maps, 4 Portuguese maps, an Arabic map, and a map by Christopher Columbus.

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Skeptics of Hapgoods theory point out that the map is a representation of the South American coastline, pointing to modern physical features of the coast and interior included on the 16thcentury map. Otherwise, argue critics, the image would indicate that Antarctica and South America had once been connected at Uruguay, and that Argentina did not yet exist. While this argument possibly dismisses the presence of Antarctica on the Piri Reis map,  other anomalous maps have been found that are identical to the the ice free continent as only 20thcentury satellite technology has been able to identify.

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The true question is whether or not Antarctica is the identifiable continent on the Piri Reis map, or any of the other anomalous maps. If it is, could the Piri Reis map have been based on the documents of a yet undiscovered, prehistoric civilization, one that could possess technology enabling them to travel and accurately chart the globe? Regardless of the true origin of the sources, one thing is for certain: this map opens up the debate over how we view our own history and what, if any, of those views are accurate. Perhaps someday the truth will be discovered.

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While I am not a big fan of the past civilization theories. I do agree its rather suspect to brush theories aside. In 5000 years, how much evidence of the US will there be.

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