Piri Reis Map
SUBJECT: Admiral Piri Reis World Map
To: Professor Charles H. Hapgood
Keene New Hampshire.
Dear Professor Hapgood,
Your request for evaluation of certain unusual features of the Piri Reis World Map of 1513 by this organization has been reviewed.
The claim that the lower part of the map portrays the Princess Martha Coast of Queen Maude Land of Antarctica, and the Palmer Peninsula, is reasonable. We find this is the most logical and in all probability the correct interpretation of the map.
The geographical detail shown in the lower part of the map agrees very remarkably with the results of the seismic profile made across the top of the ice-cap by the Swedish-British Antarctica Expedition of 1949.
This indicates the coastline had been mapped before it was covered by the ice-cap. The ice-cap in this region is now about a mile thick.
We have no idea how the data on this map can be reconciled with the supposed state of geographical knowledge in 1513.
Harold Z. Ohlmeyer
Lt Colonel, USAF
Piri Reis Statue
Piece of the Puzzle
Researching the mystery of the Piri Reis Map is one of the reasons I began my quest for the truth and began to research Polar Shifts. This mystery has perplexed archeologists, researchers and historians for centuries and yet still remains a puzzle that has eluded the best minds this planet has to offer. In Piri Reis Map Evidence of Past Polar Shifts, I will reveal what is known of this mysterious document, the many theories to its existence and my own thoughts on the subject.
Piri Reis was a Turkish Admiral and explorer that was beheaded for treason in 1554 by the Turkish Empire. In 1513 Piri Reis created a map, (one of many), that still exists today showing the west coast of Africa, North and South America and Antarctica. This map was recently rediscovered in 1929 by the Turkish government while turning a palace into a museum.
This map took on a life of its own when Charles Hapgood used it as a reference to show evidence of a lost ancient civilization that orthodox history refuses to accept in his famous book Maps of Ancient Sea Kings, published in 1966. The book Maps of Ancient Sea Kings, which many believe inspired the novel The HAB Theory (1976) by Allen W. Eckert a fictitious look at how the world comes to terms with an impending Polar Shift, is a must read for anyone interested in lost civilizations and maps that show the ancients knew far more about the Earth than our history books reveal.
The most startling evidence the Piri Reis map reveals is not the incredible accuracy of the map itself, nor the use of longitude lines (which wasn't accurately recorded until 1762), but the Antarctic coastline mapped with fine detail completely free of ice. According to all sources I have found the most recent possible time the coastline of Antarctica could have been free of ice is at least 8,000 to 13,000 years ago. For that matter orthodox history concludes that Antarctica wasn't even discovered until 1818!
Recent satellite mapping of the region have proven that the Piri Reis map was incredibly accurate for the time period it was produced and yet the map maker himself wrote in the margins that he had reproduced this map from about twenty or so even more ancient maps of the World.
This and other evidence lead Hapgood to the conclusion that there existed in ancient times an advanced civilization that rivaled our own. One he concluded must have lived in a time when Antarctica was free of ice. The Oronteus Finaeus Map of 1531 clearly shows the interior of Antarctica reproducing rivers, mountains and plains and must have been made from even earlier maps by cartographers that possessed a high degree of skill in geometry and trigonometry, this is conceded by mainstream science and is not an issue.
The issue is how such an advanced civilization could exist in our ancient past and yet leave no trace of their culture or monuments of their existence behind.
This can be easily explained if we begin to question orthodox history's version of our past, such as how old the pyramids really are?
Are we to readily accept that these pyramids of incredible design and precision were really built by thousands of slaves using stone age tools and pulley's, lifting stones that our modern cranes cannot lift?
Are we to accept unquestioningly the belief that the Ancient Egyptians created the Giza Necropolis in all its exquisite glory and architectural precision 5,000 years ago and yet hundreds of years later could not even build one pyramid that has lasted even half as long?
Surely an advanced culture capable of mapping the world, would not live in the frozen tundra of Antarctica and yet they had mapped the entire continent free of ice! The obvious conclusion is that the continent was not located at the South Pole during the period it was mapped.
According to the Piri Reis map it was located between the tip of South America and Africa.
A Brief Biography of Piri Reis
Piri Reis was born in the town of Karaman, near Konya, Turkey, (date unknown) however the year seems to be around 1462. He joined his uncle Kemal Reis' pirate fleet and gained a name for himself terrorizing the Mediterranean in his youth. He then joined the Imperial Ottoman Fleet during the reign Beyazit II (1481-1512) with his uncle and was named a Captain.
Piri Reis gained an awesome reputation as a sailor and fighter during the battles of Moden and Inhebahti. He served the Imperial Ottoman Fleet for 42 more years and eventually made the rank of Commander. He was known as a poet, map maker and writer as well as a fierce fighter and tactician.
Piri Reis wrote a book called the Kitabi Bahriye (The Navy's Book) which was dedicated to the geography of the waters he sailed and which lead to even more fame. In 1551, while nearing 80 or 90 he was commissioned with 31 ships as Commander in Chief of the Fleet of Egypt and set sail for the island of Hurmuz in the Persian Gulf where he laid siege to it.
The islanders bribed him with treasure and he lifted the siege and sailed back to Egypt. Of his 31 vessels he returned with only two slipping past a huge Portuguese Naval blockade at the entrance to the Persian Gulf. The Governor of Egypt stole his treasure and labelled him a traitor, turning him over to the Emperor Suleiman the Magnificent of Turkey who enraged would not believe his story and had him executed in 1554.
A Foreward to Earth's Shifting Crust by Dr. Albert Einstein
Here is a paragraph from the forward that Albert Einstein wrote for Charles E. Hapgood's Earth's Shifting Crust, the precursor to Maps of Ancient Sea Kings.
"In a polar region there is continual deposition of ice, which is not symmetrically distributed about the pole. The Earth's rotation acts on these unsymmetrically deposited masses, and produces centrifugal momentum that is transmitted to the rigid crust of the Earth. The constantly increasing centrifugal momentum produces in this way will, when it has reached a certain point, produce a movement of the Earth's crust over the rest of the Earth's body, and this will displace the polar regions toward the equator."
That Einstein would be willing to place his reputation on such a theory lends credence to the seriousness of which he believed this theory to have a basis in fact.
I have long suspected that the polar shifts of the past have taken place quickly rather than slowly and many writers seem to agree with me such as Marshall B. Gardners, stunning work Journey to the Earth's Interior written in 1915 would attest.
The catalyst for these Polar Shifts is the 3,657 year orbit of the Planet Nibiru which has remained a closely guarded secret for many years only coming to light from Zecharia Zitchin's exhaustive works The Earth Chronicles.
The HAB Theory
According to the engineer Hugh Auchincloss Brown (HAB) the most likely scenario to cause a Polar Shift could be provided by the Polar Ice itself and centrifugal force. The HAB Theory, combined with the recent return of Nibiru and its affects on the Earth's magnetic core could very well lead to a Polar Shift sufficient enough to move continents more than 2,000 miles in a very short period of time.