Is the Piri Reis World Map real or is it fake?


Asked on 2017-08-11 20:30:24
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Pendulum World wrote on 11th of August 2017
The map is real, not fake !


Pendulum World wrote on 11th of August 2017
The data of the map has been copied from another map. This map seems to exist, but is unknown to the public.


Pendulum World wrote on 11th of August 2017
Ancient people explored Antartica when its coasts were free of ice ! So the original map must come from here.


Pendulum World wrote on 11th of August 2017
The Oronteus Finaeus map is also real, showing more of Antarctica when it was ice-free.


Pendulum World wrote on 11th of August 2017
The Buache map is also real, showing Antarctica fully ice-free


The story

The Piri Reis map is a world map compiled in 1513 from military intelligence by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis. Approximately one third of the map survives; it shows the western coasts of Europe and North Africa and the coast of Brazil with reasonable accuracy. Various Atlantic islands, including the Azores and Canary Islands, are depicted, as is the mythical island of Antillia and possibly Japan. The maps historical importance lies in its demonstration of the extent of global exploration of the New World by approximately 1510, and in its claim to have used a map of Christopher Columbus, otherwise lost, as a source. Piri also stated that he had used ten Arab sources and four Indian maps sourced from the Portuguese. More recently, the map has been the focus of claims for the pre-modern exploration of the Antarctic coast.

But it remained relatively obscure outside of academia until the 1950s, when a former US Navy captain Arlington Mallery made a startling observation. Mallery noted that what was thought to be the distorted coast of South America along the maps bottom edge bore a remarkable resemblance to the coastline of Antarctica. Mallery’s observation was extremely controversial since Antarctica wasn’t officially discovered until 1820. How could these early map makers have known about the continent? Professor Charles Hapgood of Keene State College was intrigued by Mallery’s claims and picked up on his research. Hapgood studied not only Piri Reis’ map but others from around the same period and came to some sensational conclusions. According to Hapgood, these maps not only showed Antarctica, but the continent coastline as it would have been more than 6,000 years ago, before the vast ice sheet that still covers it today had formed. If Hapgood was right, the entire history of our civilization was in error. The subglacial topography of Antarctica wasn’t known until seismographic surveys were conducted in the 1940s and 50s. Hapgood could only make one conclusion. These ancient mariners must have made their maps before the glaciers had formed — before 4,000BC. Such a prospect would have staggering consequences for our history. Advanced civilizations were not thought to have arisen until around 3,000BC, with the first sophisticated seafaring cultures developing during the following millennia.


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