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Fingerprints of the Gods Setting & Symbolism

Graham Hancock
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Objects/Places

Piri Reis Map

Piri Reis Map is a map drawn by Admiral Piri Reis in 1513 A.D. showing coastal land named Queen Maud Land that underlies the Antarctic ice cap before the ice covered continent is discovered in 1818 AD. The map is an anomaly because it shows Antarctica on a map dated before it is discovered and in a condition, i.e. partially ice-free, that it is unknown to ever be.

Antarctica

Antarctica is the name of the continent over the South Pole. The continent is fully covered with ice, or glaciated, after 4000 B.C. Before that date and back to 13,000 B.C., maps of Antarctica show flowing waterways, mountain ranges and coastal and hinterland to be virtually ice-free.

Earth-crust Displacement

Earth-crust displacement mechanism is a theory derived by Professor Hapgood that the outer crust of the earth shifts. Antarctica is once located in a temperate zone but...

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