Maps of the ancient sea kings: evidence of advanced civilization in the ice age

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Chilton Books, 1966 - History - 315 pages
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Charles Hapgood's book on ancient maps is back in print after 20 years. Hapgood produces concrete evidence of an advanced world-wide civilization existing many thousands of years before ancient Egypt. He has found the evidence in many maps known to scholars, the Piri Reis Map that shows Antarctica, the Hadji Ahmed map, the Oronteus Finaeus and other amazing maps. Hapgood concluded that these maps were made from more ancient maps from the various ancient archives around the world, now lost. Hapgood also concluded that the ancient mapmakers were in some ways much more advanced scientifically than 16th century Europe, the ancient civilizations of Greece, Egypt, and Babylonia. Not only were these unknown people more advanced in map-making than any people prior to the 18th century, it appears they mapped all the continents. The Americas were mapped thousands of years before Columbus. There is evidence that these people must have lived when the ice age had not yet ended in the Northern Hemisphere and when Alaska was still connected with Siberia by the Pleistocene, ice age 'land bridge'.

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Review: Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings: Evidence of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age

User Review  - Bartholomew - Goodreads

A thoughtful analysis of an apparently anachronistic map. It takes some time to get to the "meat" of the theory that the title relates to, but this is not a sensationalistic book. Rather, it's more a ... Read full review

Review: Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings: Evidence of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age

User Review  - Meadow - Goodreads

It wasn't my kind of book. It was mostly about the mistakes in studying about latitudes and lines on map and the constant perfecting of it....ect. Read full review



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Hapgood, (now deceased), was a distinguished author of Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings, and a researcher.