The Piri Reis Map Could Rewrite the History of the Earth

The Piri Reis map, compared to a modern satellite picture of the South American continent. Wikimedia Commons
The Piri Reis map, compared to a modern satellite picture of the South American continent. Wikimedia Commons

The real history of humankind is one of the greatest mysteries of all time. We actually know almost nothing. Even the facts we are familiar with, now look rather questionable given the newfound evidence.

Such a case is the Piri Reis map, created in 1513 in Constantinople. The images on this map have turned out to be a complete surprise to the researchers.

The mystery of Piri Reis

This is not the first unexplained phenomena in the history of humankind. There are many examples, such as ancient monuments, books, teachings, that have no logical explanation. We, just like amnesia patients, are trying to recover history step by step, but we cannot find rational and reliable explanations of the dubious facts.

There are many missing pieces of the puzzle in this brain-teaser. One of these pieces is the Piri Reis map. The map was „hidden“ for several centuries until it was finally found in 1929.

The map consists of depictions of the west coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America and the north shore of Antarctica. The map was drawn by a Turkish admiral Hadji Muhiddin Piri Ibn Hadji Mehmed and for it was based on documents which according to researchers were created as early as the 4 century BC.

The first Piri Reis map, 1315. Wikimedia Commons
The first Piri Reis map, 1315. Wikimedia Commons

The most astonishing fact about this map is that it illustrates a continent for which nothing was known until 1820, according to conventional History books. The continent in question is Antarctica.

Secondly, one can recognize the Queen Mod Land on the map – a region in Antarctica with an area of 2.5 million square kilometres which is not covered with ice. Conventional science states that the ice cap had formed a million years ago and since then has never lost its thickness. It is impossible for such a map to have been created before Antarctica froze over, because the human race was nonexistent back then.

Equally astonishing is the fact that the map depicts some Antarctic mountain ridges which were not found until 1952.

It looks like this exact information had been passed down from generation to generation. The first maps were possibly drawn by unknown humans – Minoans or Phoenicians, who in the course of thousands of years were the greatest explorers of the Ancient World.

Like a modern satellite picture

The map resembles modern satellite photos to such an extent that it may seem like someone had looked at those territories from a great height. But how can this be possible considering its old age?

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons

An observation made by Erich von Daniken, one of the most famous ideologists of the Paleocontact theory: “Let us assume that a satellite hangs above Cairo and points its camera downwards. The following view is revealed: in a radius of five thousands kilometres from Cairo the image is accurate, however the further you look away from the focal point, the more apparent the distortion becomes, due to the fact that Earth has a spherical form.  South America, for example, looks more elongated as it is on the Piri Reis map, as well as on pictures taken from the American satellites.”

The mere idea that the image of the map could have been seen from space seems improbable. Who could have seen such an image millions of years ago? Suddenly, one starts to believe in the existence of highly developed civilizations, supplied with all necessary instruments for such measurements.

But at this point, the Piri Reis map remains a classic example of one of the greatest mysteries of modern times.