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Re: Ancient Piri Reis Map And UFOs? - Hall

From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 10:49:09 +0000
Fwd Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 08:36:37 -0400
Subject: Re: Ancient Piri Reis Map And UFOs? - Hall

>From: William Sawers <ufsyntax.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 15:50:27 +1000
>Subject: Re: Ancient Piri Reis Map And UFOs?

>>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 15:50:22 +0100
>>Subject: Re: Ancient Piri Reis Map And UFOs?

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

>>>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.

>>If the Antarctic ice sheet should shrink back, one of these
>>increasingly fine days, to reveal the gilded towers of a
>>fabulous lost civilisation, I wonder how future historians would
>>weigh that discovery in the balance against the cost of global
>>climate change? On a practical note, I hope the place is
>>preserved in good nick because we may all have to move there!


>Shades of HP Lovecraft and his tales of ancient civilizations in
>the Antarctic. Perhaps Mac Tonnies' look at Cryptoterrestrial
>Hypothesis or Convergent Evolution may be worth another look if
>the Piri Map is to be taken seriously.


The longer I participate on this List, the more ancient issues
are recycled. About 50 years ago Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe wrote
about the Piri Reis map in a book. I had occasion at NICAP to do
some investigation on it out of personal curiosity, and among
other things interviewed Father Hayden, the astronomer at
Georgetown University who had been quoted in the press about how
curious the map was. He confirmed that view to me.

I also read up on ancient maps, and found that the origins of
some of them are totally unknown. Father Hayden emphasized that
the Antarctic coastline depicted by Piri Reis was highly
accurate. He and colleagues had checked on that. One of the
implications, to me, is that it had to have been mapped from the
air! Fascinating indeed.

 - Dick

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