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Re: Ancient Piri Reis Map And UFOs? - Shell

From: Bob Shell <bob.nul>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 09:35:44 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 10:26:28 -0400
Subject: Re: Ancient Piri Reis Map And UFOs? - Shell


>From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 19:23:47 -0400
>Subject: Re: Ancient Piri Reis Map And UFOs?

>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.

And the award for understatement of the century goes to...
drumroll... Steve!

Whoever drew the source maps that Admiral Piri drew from had an
understanding of latitude and longitude. (I call him Admiral
Piri because his name was Piri. Reis was not part of his name,
but Re'is means "Admiral" in old Turkish. So Piri Re'is means
"Piri the Admiral".)

Latitude and longitude! Such a projection requires very precise
measurements that include precise time. The very existence of
this map implies the development of very precise chronometers in
ancient times. Compared to a chronometer useful for precise
mapping, the Antikithera device is a child's toy.

As for the Library of Alexandria, it is my understanding that
this famous library had deteriorated seriously and lost much of
its collection well before that final fire.

Personally, I believe we will one day find the proof of a highly
advanced but geographically limited civilization that thrived
and went far in the sciences before the last major ice age. We
have not yet found the evidence of this civilization because we
have not yet looked in the right place. Maybe the evidence is
under the very ice that's missing from old Piri's map.


Bob Shell



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