During our recent past there have been numerous archaeological discoveries made, that defy any rational explanation, based upon currently accepted beliefs regarding the history of mankind.
According to conventionally acknowledged historical wisdom, the first signs of a “civilised” society appearing on this planet occurred approximately 5,000 years ago around 3,000BC in a land known then as Sumer (present day Iraq). From this original hub of early civilisation sprang forth modern day cultures and societies, and since then a documented account of conventional history has been formulated and established.
But what if our historians got it completely wrong?
The Piri Reis Map
In 1929, a group of historians, whilst searching old documents in Constantinople, found a map on a dusty old shelf hidden away in the archives. It had been painstakingly created on a piece of gazelle skin.
Research has since confirmed that it is a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet during the sixteenth century.
His passion was cartography. His high rank within the Turkish navy allowed him privileged access to the Imperial Library of Constantinople, from whence he obtained ancient source maps which enabled him to compile an archaeological wonder, today known as the Piri Reis Map.
The Turkish admiral admits in a series of notes he wrote on the map that he compiled and copied the data from a large number of source maps, some of which dated way back to the fourth century BC and much earlier.
The map was of immediate interest as it accurately portrayed the coastlines of South America and Africa, at their correct relative longitudes and latitudes. As the map was dated 1513, only 21 years after the official discovery of the Americas by Columbus in 1492, it seemed improbable that the map was compiled from cartographical data obtained by Columbus. The legend on the map itself in fact, gave it a source far older than 20 years, revealing that it was a section of a world map composed from more than twenty source maps, some drawn in the time of Alexander the great.
Despite the mystifying problem that the map included accurate longitude measurements – a task deemed impossible until the invention of the chronometer in 1760, there was something else displayed on the map that made its origin and history even more perplexing.
The Piri Reis map, in addition to accurately charting the coastlines of western Africa and eastern south America also included a third continent in its cartography. This map accurately portrays the coastline of Antarctica – a continent supposedly undiscovered until 1820, over 300 years after the maps creation!
However, the mystery doesn’t end there. Not only did the map illustrate accurately the coastline of Antarctica, it illustrated the coastline when the continent was ice free. Only recently, with the aid of satellite technology and GPS mapping, have science and cartographers managed to accurately plot the actual coastline of Antarctica minus the ice. However, if one were to superimpose the Piri Reis map over a modern map of an ice free Antarctic coastline, one would find the outlines almost identical.
But this presents...
The Bosnian Pyramids
In 2005 Dr. Semir Osmanagić, head of Anthropology at the American University in Bosnia-Herzegovina, travelled to the town of Visoko, northwest of Sarajevo, Bosnia. Whilst there he became intrigued with a strange geometric shaped hill overlooking the town.
Dr Osmanagić Gathered together a team of scientists and archaeologists and returned to the site a short while after, and began excavations at the site of the hill – some 220 metres high. What they discovered has had the scientific and archaeological community in a quandary ever since.
This wasn’t just a hill, it was a full blown pyramid, overgrown with vegetation and hidden from view for centuries.
Further investigations of the area, including satellite and thermal imaging technology, has since determined that the area is home to not just one, but up to five ancient pyramids.
Two of the three largest perfectly symmetrical hills turned out to be the largest pyramids yet discovered on the planet.
Since its original discovery Dr. Semir Osmanagić and his team of over 200 interdisciplinary scientists have spent over 400,000 man-hours in archaeological excavation, sample testing, and radiocarbon dating at the site. In addition to the five pyramids, a labyrinth of tunnels and underground caverns, and even a huge underground lake, have all been discovered beneath the complex, along with many artefacts and an unknown form of hieroglyphics or runes.
The largest of the three pyramids – The Pyramid of the Sun, is 220 metres high. Next is The Pyramid of the Moon, at 190 metres. Both of these huge structures eclipse the Great Pyramid of Giza, which weighs in at a mere 147 metres high.
Not only is the Pyramid of the Sun much higher than The Egyptian pyramids, it is also more accurately positioned. It’s orientation to true north is near perfect with an error of 0 degrees, 0 minutes and 12 seconds. This orientation is far more accurate than that of the Giza Pyramid which, has an orientation error of about 3 minutes of arc, 15 times greater! Even today, with the advent and assistance of GPS satellite technology, it would be nigh impossible to construct a building with such accurate orientation.
The other pyramids are also oriented with respect to true north. The three largest pyramids, the Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon, and the Pyramid of the Dragon are each separated from one another by approximately 2.18 kilometres with an error of less than 2 percent, to form the three apexes of a virtually perfect equilateral triangle. Natural mountains simply don’t arrange themselves with this kind of precision to form such geometric patterns.
The main structure of the Pyramid of the Sun is constructed of a concrete made from a gravel conglomerate that was mined from a flood conglomerate layer that underlies the pyramid and adjacent area. Evidence of this excavation is the existence of a vast network of many kilometres of tunnels present in the region surrounding the pyramid. This concrete has been laboratory tested and been determined to be of an artificial, not natural origin. Tests have shown that it has a hardness and resistance to water penetration equal to the best concretes achieved in this 21st century...- See more at: http://www.maltanow.com.mt/?p=3708#sthash.FS3MGLgX.dpuf
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