Introduction: The Mystery of the Maps
• Ancient maps show Antarctica to have once been a temperate zone.
• The Earth's crust displaced it to the Antarctic polar ice-cap.
• A lost civilization may be buried under two miles of glacial ice.
• The Admiral Piri Reis map from 1513 AD shows coastal land under the Antarctic ice cap before its discovery in 1818 AD.
• Geological evidence shows Queen Maud Land was ice-free under the Antarctic continent for at least 9,000 years.
• Hapgood theorizes "Earth-crust displacement" shifted the Earth's outer crust and moved Antarctica to the South Pole.
• Details of the Oronteus Finaeus Map from 1531 confirm an unknown civilization living in Antarctica in the ice-free period of 4,000 BC.
• Core sediment samples from Byrd Antarctic Expeditions show river-deposit sediment up to 6,000 years ago that prove warm conditions.
• Mercator used Oronteus to show the Antarctic in a 1569 Atlas with much more ice-free terrain.
• Maps show "fingerprints...
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