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In 1929, a group of historians found an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin.  Research showed that it was a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century.

In a group of historians found an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin. Research showed that it was a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century. His passion was cartography.

Back of a Moai displaying petroglyphs exposed by excavation. Easter Island Statue Project

Easter Island heads have bodies! The back of this statue shows petroglyphs exposed by excavation. - photo from Easter Island Statue Project

It’s July 1954; a hot day. A man arrives at Tokyo airport in Japan. He’s of Caucasian appearance and conventional-looking. But the officials are suspicious.  On checking his passport, they see that he hails from a country called Taured. The passport looked genuine, except for the fact that there is no such country as Taured – well, at least in our dimension.  The man is interrogated, and asked to point out where his country supposedly exists on a map.  He immediately points his finger…

It’s July a hot day. A man arrives at Tokyo airport in Japan. He’s of Caucasian appearance and conventional-looking. But the officials are suspicious. On checking his passport, they see that he hails from a country called Taured. The passport looke

Enuma Elish es un poema babilónico que narra el origen del mundo. Enuma Elish significa en acadio “cuando en lo alto“, y son las dos primeras palabras del poema. Está recogido en unas tablillas halladas en las ruinas de la biblioteca de Asurbanipal.

Enuma Elish - The Babylonian Epic of Creation (Article) - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Pinturas rupestres encontradas en una cueva en Kuwait representan a humanos cazando dinosaurios.

Prehistoric Cave Art Depicting Humans Hunting Dinosaurs Discovered in Kuwait -- EXCEPT we know that humans and dinosaurs did not live, exist at the same time -- artistic license?

cartography map.  Osaka, Japan. 1657. I love the way this looks. Almost think I should put it on my art board.

Look at this Dosei Kono, Osaka, Japan map from The lines are so straight compared to a copenhagen one from the same period

I didn't know they had bodies. I feel like this should have been news. maybe it was and I missed it. Either way its awesome.

WTF Archaeology!

Easter island question: "Why had you not figured out that at least some of the statues have bodies?

The Face Of History

The Face Of History

The Face Of History: Ralph Lincoln, an generation Lincoln, with Abraham Lincoln's portrait for comparison

Mermaids?

Is it a real mermaid skeleton in the photo? But it sure does look like a real mermaid skeleton. Maybe its real or maybe its not. I don’t think anyone really knows for sure. But to me it really does look like a real mermaid.

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