Suspicious transformations of various geographical areas as observed on historical maps

16th century Tartarian King Tartarrax ruled Quivira Regnum in North America

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Came up on some fun info pertaining to the North American continent, and its possible relation to Tartary. Here is what we have. Francisco Vázquez de Coronado was a Spanish conquistador and explorer who led a large expedition from Mexico to present-day Kansas through parts of the southwestern...

Mount Meru. Is there a magnetic mountain at the North pole?

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The north pole as we know it today is a barren place, wind swept ice fields and the occasional polar bear. The concept of "North" has been an integral part of man's expansion and journeys through out history. Navigation is made much more possible when one can reference a fixed point. With the...

17-18th century transformation of the Japanese Archipelago

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Whatever happened, shredded Japan to pieces. Whatever wealth and gold was witnessed by Marco Polo perished in the cataclysm, which changed the Island of Japan forever. Whatever emperors used to rule Japan, were ruling it no more. And those Emperors looked nothing like the Japanese of today...

Aerial view map of Villa Adriana by Battista Piranesi

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Below you will find two images. One of them is the etching done by Battista Piranesi (1720 - 1778) some time in the 18th century. The other one is a screenshot of the same area I did 5 minutes ago using Google Earth. If we have a guru, who could do an overlay, please help us out. From what I see...

The forgotten people of Tahuglauk and Mozeemlek: 17th century North America

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A few days ago I was looking at some older (17th-18th century) maps when two words attracted my attention. Those words were "Tahuglauk" and "Mozeemlek". Googling the words revealed that Google knows what Wikipedia does not. Surprisingly there was very little contemporary information...​

Bizarre transformation of the North American Continent: 16th through 19th centuries

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There are many similar definitions of what a map is. This is just one of those, "A description of the earth, or some particular part thereof, projected upon a plain superficies; describing the form of countries, rivers, situation of cities, hills, woods, and other remarks." Single maps...

Tartary - an Empire hidden in history. It was bigger than Russia once...

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"Tartary, a vast country in the northern parts of Asia, bounded by Siberia on the north and west: this is called Great Tartary. The Tartars who lie south of Muscovy and Siberia, are those of Astracan, Circassia, and Dagistan, situated north-west of the Caspian-sea; the Calmuc Tartars, who lie...

Could our planet Earth be one huge quarry?

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"If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck" - we all heard of this so-called "duck test". It suggests that a person can identify an unknown subject by observing that subject's habitual characteristics. For open minded people, the below...

400 year old Sahara Desert, or why people forgot everything they knew about Africa

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"All right, Beatrice, there was no alien. The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus." - Kay, MIB. I always thought that Sahara Desert was thousands of years old. Of course, the...

The impossible 1587 Urbano Monte's World Map

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A 60 sheet world map was made in 1587 by Urbano Monte. It ended up being approximately nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. The map was obtained by the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford Libraries. The Map Center scanned all 60 sheets, and digitally put them together. When assembled...

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