The Maps of Antarctica. Excerpts from “Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings” Charles Hapgood performed a detailed analysis of this map. He worked with students. Charles Hapgood s classic book on ancient maps is back in print after 20 years. Hapgood produces concrete evidence of an advanced worldwide. MAPS OF THE ANCIENT SEA KINGS. by Charles Hapgood. Rare and ancient maps reveal a new history of mankind in Charles Hapgood’s classic – back in print.

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Most books are rated related to their usefulness and contributions to my research. He points out that if these maps are ten of thousands of years old, then perhaps they were made when the sea levels were lower.

Still, what he really illustrates, and what this book shows, is that no one has ever taken this idea seriously and tried to advance it scientifically. According to Hapgood, the mapmakers responsible for the earliest maps must in some ways have been more technically advanced than sixteenth-century Europe and the ancient civilisations of Greece, Egypt and Babylonia.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. He also takes the time to tell how he became fascinated by the subject, and step by step, how that fascination resulted in the book. A thoughtful analysis of an apparently anachronistic map. This map was used as a reference for many subsequent maps, one of them being the “Piri Reis” map uncovered in This paints a portrait of a sea faring civilization that traveled the Atlantic Ocean, Black Sea, and Mediterranean.

It gives me dreams of wild crusaders discovering maps of America in holy ruins. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. However if they come back with maps that have identical inaccuracies, then one of them must have copied from the other. He taught for a year in Vermont and directed a community center in Provincetownalso serving as the executive secretary of Franklin Roosevelt ‘s Crafts Commission.

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.


Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings by Charles Hapgood

Print edition purchase must be sold ahpgood Amazon. This point is contested by many people and is addressed later in ancisnt section on Antarctica. The reproductions in here are nice to have and there is plenty of information, but its pretty dry.

Hapgood won’t tell us how quickly such an event could occur, nor will he claim that Atlantis was destroyed the last time it happened. This project was begun by a college professor and his students. Antarctica was mapped when its coasts were free of ice.

Episodic global catastrophe and climate change. There were, still are, individuals in hagood academia communities that dismissed many legends and myths that tells of such civilizations as only imagined stories by our ancestors. According to historians Paul Hoye and Paul Lunde, while Hapgood’s work garnered some enthusiasm and praise for its thoroughness, his revolutionary hypotheses largely met with skepticism and were ignored by most scholars. Hapgood concluded that these maps were made from more ancient maps from the various ancient archives around the world, now lost.

In the early ‘s navigators developed maps of the Mediterranean and other known coastlines. May 05, Phillias rated it it was amazing.

Antarctica without the icecap. In my own research, I found out that the Megalith Builders of Western Europe were great sailors, ahead of all the classical civilizations, Summer and Egypt included.

The story of the development of navigation and map making as it is commonly understood goes sez like this.

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

Account Options Sign in. Who were these explorers of ancient times? I also learned that I know next to nothing about cartography. Nov 04, Bartholomew rated it it was amazing. Oct 27, Chris Marchan added it. I Read this book because I wanted a more scientific look at the evidence surrounding an ancient civilization, and Hapgood does provides this.

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Finally in modern times we have perfected the art of map making and navigation. Click images to enlarge. Today we only have a fragment of the original map. Unfortunately, his Master’s degree is in Medieval History; I think the world would be a much happier place if he’d degreed in English or Writing. Remnants of these civilizations lay underground and under water all over the face of the planet yet we still are being taught that all of these vast ruins “just happened”.


The geological proof of the former existence of a large area of land above sea level on the Mid Atlantic Ridge. First, the portolan maps like the one on the cover that came into use in medieval Europe were not a new advance. Many of his theories about the maps he and his students examined are backed up by other experts and even military cartographers.

They also knew a great deal of our planet before we did. Open Preview See a Problem? The maps, long known to scholars, include the Piri Reis Map that shows Antarctica, the Hadji Ahmed map, the Oronteus Finaeus and other remarkable maps and charts.

Charles Hapgood

Rather, it’s more a scholarly work that- however reluctantly- advances the theory that there may have been some ‘lost civilization’ that drew up a map msps the world far more advanced than would be expected in history until the 20th century.

After the war, Hapgood taught at Keystone College —Springfield College —Keene State College —and New England College —lecturing in world and American history, anthropology, economics, and the history of science.

Unfortunately for some there are maps, dating from at least the early ‘s that not only indicate the existence of Antarctica, but also map its coastline in amazing detail. Also, even though this book contains a lot of cartographic and mathematical descriptions, it is still quite readable for the average person.

Two people can be identically right, without ever meeting. First read about the meaning of the Piri Reis’s map ancint the Graham Hancock’s books.