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Re: Ancient Piri Reis Map And UFOs? - Kaeser

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 19:23:47 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 07:03:49 -0400
Subject: Re: Ancient Piri Reis Map And UFOs? - Kaeser


>From: Brian Ally <ufoupdates.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 13:33:05 -0400
>Subject: Re: Ancient Piri Reis Map And UFOs?

>>From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 10:21:44 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Ancient Piri Reis Map And UFOs?

<snip>

>One clarification: the map was created in 1513 - long after the
>Library at Alexandria had ceased to exist. Piri Reis did
>acknowledge that he'd used other, ancient sources to create
>his map. Though I'm unsure if they've all been properly
>identified.

>I agree with you that it is quite sobering to ponder that lost
>collection of information.


Hi Brian,

My recollection was that the source was identified as material
that was last known to have existed in the Library of
Alexandria, which was admittedly centuries earlier. I think that
just about anything we get from this era is going to be
anecdotal, so proper identification is going to be difficult.

Of course, therein lies the rub. If you accept the validity of
the Piri Reis map, then you've accepted an anomaly that _has_ to
reach far back beyond the Library of Alexandria. The alternative
is to accept that it's a clever fake, which in itself is beyond
belief given the detail of the coastlines only recently
rediscovered.

'Tis interesting indeed.


Steve



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