Antediluvian maps: Evidence of advanced civilizations before written history?

How is it possible that there are prehistoric, ancient maps, depicting regions of our planet like Antarctica without ice, dating back thousands of years? Did these maps belong to Antediluvian civilizations which inhabited our planet before written history? 

1534: The Oronce Finé World Map. An early cordiform projection which features the Antarctic continent splayed along its southern edge some 300 years before it is believed to have been discovered. An inscription spans the width of the continent, “Southern land newly discovered, but not yet fully explored.”
1534: The Oronce Finé World Map. An early cordiform projection which features the Antarctic continent splayed along its southern edge some 300 years before it is believed to have been discovered. An inscription spans the width of the continent, “Southern land newly discovered, but not yet fully explored.”

The Antediluvian period or the Pre-Flood period is referred to the time ‘before the great deluge’. In the bible, this period is set between the fall of man and the Noachian deluge, the story of the Flood as described by genesis. However, stories of a great deluge are not only present in the Bible, as a matter of a fact, similar stories can be found in different religions and stretching back thousands of years.

In fact, the earliest accounts of a great flood originate in Ancient Sumer and date back to around 200 BC. The ancient texts found through ancient Sumerian Clay Tablets not only describe an antediluvian history but also speak of the creation of man and how the ‘gods’ intervened in a remarkable way:

Twelve hundred years had not yet passed when the land extended and the peoples multiplied. The land was bellowing like a bull, 
The God got disturbed with their uproar. Enlil heard their noise.

And addressed the great Gods, ‘The noise of mankind has become too intense for me, 
With their uproar, I am deprived of sleep. Cut off supplies for the peoples, Let there be a scarcity of planet-life to satisfy their hunger. 
Adad [another Custodian] should withhold his rain, and below, the flood [the regular flooding of the land which made it fertile] should not come up from the abyss

Let the wind blow and parch the ground, Let the clouds thicken but not release a downpour, Let the fields diminish their yields, 
There must be no rejoicing among them.


1531: The Oronteus Finaeus map shows Antarctica before it was “discovered” and how it looked ice-free. The map shows rivers, valleys, and mountains...
1531: The Oronteus Finaeus map shows Antarctica before it was “discovered” and how it looked ice-free. The map shows rivers, valleys, and mountains…

It is noteworthy to mention that according to Sumerian Tablets, just before the great flood struck the Earth, ‘Gods’ left the planet to remain safe in the ‘heavens’, only to return after the flood.

These stories or commonly referred to as ‘myths’ by mainstream scholars indicate a time when different civilizations inhabited our planet, cultures and people that lived on Earth before history was written, a lost period of pre-historic events whose remains we are slowly picking up today.

But not only are the stories of a Great Flood the only evidence that supports the theory advanced civilizations were her much before us, there are numerous other discoveries that support the idea of Antediluvian civilizations.

The fact that there are numerous artifacts discovered across the planet indicates that history, as we have been taught, is completely wrong.

Antediluvian Maps: Impossible charts according to mainstream scholars

Maps like the one by Piri Reis have been validated by scholars who remain baffled and cannot explain their precision and level of detail. Some of them were created as if somehow, someone was able to see the land from the air before drawing the charts…

It is noteworthy to mention that the Piri Reis map was in fact created by other much older maps from different regions around the globe. But what do maps like the one from Piri Reis tell us? Well, they offer conclusive evidence that in the distant past, civilizations with incredible cartographical knowledge existed on Earth. It seems that these ancient civilizations had seen parts of the world which today are covered in Ice: Antarctica for example, meaning that whoever created these charts must have seen these parts of the world when Earth’s climate was very different, a period in the history of our planet predating the last ice age.

The Piri Reis map was composed around 1520 and in addition to displaying Antarctica without ice, it accurately depicts the geography of the American Continent with such a precision that it looks as if it was put together with the aid of aerial photography. Interestingly, this map was examined by the US Hydrographic Office of the Navy, where its authenticity was confirmed. The map was proven genuine and is so accurate that it was purportedly used to correct errors in some modern maps.

But… Who mapped the Queen Maud Land of Antarctic 6000 years ago? Which unknown civilization had the technology or the need to do that?

The geographical information contained in the map indicates that some of its source material date back more than 5,000 years. While the Piri Reis map is not a map that is believed to predate the Great Deluge, the map was created using maps that are over 5000 years old.

An interesting letter issued by the USAF speaks about the Piri Resi map where LORENZO W. BURROUGHS Captain, USAF Chief, Cartographic Section 8th  reconnaissance Technical Sqdn (SAC) Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts writes: The agreement of the Piri Reis Map with the seismic profile of this area made by the Norwegian-British-Swedish Expedition of 1949, supported by your solution of the grid, places beyond a reasonable doubt the conclusion that the original source maps must have been made before the present Antarctic ice cap covered the Queen Maud Land coasts.

However, other maps like the Zeno Map draws our attention since it predates the Piri Reis map, outlining the coast of modern-day Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Scotland, and Germany. In addition to that, the Zeno maps just happen to include the exact longitude and latitude of a number of islands. Why is this important? Well, it is because in order to determine longitude you would need to use a chronometer, a device that was invented in 1765. Even more incredibly, the Zeno Map appear to depict the topography of modern-day Greenland free of glaciers which means that someone had to have seen Greenland prior to the ice age.

“It appears that accurate information has been passed down from people to people. It appears that the charts must have originated with a people unknown and they were passed on, perhaps by the Minoans and the Phoenicians, who were, for a thousand years and more, the greatest sailors of the ancient world. We have evidence that they were collected and studied in the great library of Alexandria (Egypt) and the compilations of them were made by the geographers who worked there. Piri Reis had probably come into possession of charts once located in the Library of Alexandria, the well-known most important library of the ancient times,” — Dr. Charles Hapgood –Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings (Turnstone books, London 1979, preface. 

Even more interesting are the cartographical charts created by Iehudi Ibn ben Zara. His Map drawn around 1487 depicts certain regions of Britain covered in Glaciers. The map also displays islands in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. These islands exist still today, the only underwater, suggesting that whatever maps were used to create the cartographical chart of 1487, were from a time when our planet’s geology was much different, a time that perhaps could be traced back to the antediluvian period.

These ancient maps offer too many enigmas and questions and provide little to no answers at all, suggesting that in the distant past, going back at least 10,000 – 12,000 years advanced ancient civilizations existed on Earth, erecting incredible cities, accomplishing incredible feats, and exploring the planet with incredible precision.

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  1. While a chronometer is essential for determining longitude at sea (and fairly quickly), nevertheless it is possible to determine longitude without a chronometer by means of astronomical measurements. This would be possible on an island given a stay of days to months, and appropriate equipment (you can look this up on Wiki). Thus an accurately located island on a map is no proof someone had a chronometer, or alien technology. It does show they were competent astronomers.

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