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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Possible "Ancient Sea Kings" source Map Located in European Cave Art

This is rather speculative and the main overall focus of the siter this comes from deals with something different and by a different author (David Cunningham) But the section below is based on a BBC presentation by Michael Rappernglueck that I have not personally seen, and it seems to indicate a "Disguised" world map in the art of a Spanish cave said to date from 12000-11500 BC, but that the map's latitudes are indicated by incoporated constellations also hidden in the cave painting. The constellations and the map go together, and I have no personal objections to the notion that there were Navigators at the time that charted the stars AND who made the observations later used in the making of the Ancient Sea Kings charts.In fact from some of the features in the sea charts something of this nature must have happened. [For which see the book Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings by Charles Hapgood. Counter to Hapgood, I do not insist on the conclusions drawn in the book about the Piri Reis map or Antarctica-but that is a separate discussion]

The presence of the constellation Northern-Crown at the de El Castillo Cave in Spain, has also been identified by Michael Rappenglueck (25).
Though possibly younger than the Lascaux cave painting (25), the Cueva de El Castillo drawings are perhaps more important than the Lascaux painting, as the Spanish images appear to be in Mercator format (Fig. 6a,b).

Fig. 6a Left and right handed prints at Cueva de El Castillo Cave in Spain beside Northern Crown. The print furthest to the right is placed beside the constellation Cygnus. The prints to the left appear to replicate North and South America and the central hand prints replicate Europe and northern Africa. The major white line with black boundary located at the bottom left of the pattern overlaps the Amazon River.


Fig. 6b. Cueva de El Castillo painting with background world map drawn. The scale and orientation of the Cave painting with respect to the world map is defined entirely be size and orientation of the Northern Crown Constellation over the Islands to the South and South East of Japan.
As with the Lascaux painting, in figure 6b, the scale and orientation of the Cueva de El Castillo painting is entirely based upon the constellation Northern Crown. In addition the position of the constellation is also defined by the Cygnus-Earth map described in earlier work (2, 12), so in order to obtain a correct match there is three parameters that one most consider. (Note the Northern Crown lies beside Japan in  figure 1.)
The Cueva de El Castillo drawing is not quite a world map as it highlights only; Asia, the western coast of North and South America, and the Mediterranean Sea region. There is also a mark that might represent the Amazon River, and to the north of the Amazon a series of blocks are drawn that mark the Caribbean Islands. These islands are drawn at the latitude where an ocean crossing from Africa to America is technically the most easiest to achieve. In the only north mid-Atlantic hand impression (beside the Gulf of St Lawrence in Canada) there is a series of low lying underwater mountains lying just beneath the surface of the water. These undersea mountains were probably above sea-level during the last ice age.
[The New England Seamounts. These lead up to and are at the same level as the "Atlantis" area of the Azores-DD]
25. Michael Rappenglueck, University of Munich, analysis of Paleolithic art at the Lascaux Cave and Cueva di El Castillo cave systems. News Article BBC August (2000)

12 comments:

  1. Kerbstones of Boyne Valley may also be maps.

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  2. Yes, we have mentioned that matter on this blog before (Meaning either I did, or else a reader in a comment, so in this case it really is "We") However I did not go into the subject at any great depth then. I might go into more detail later. The TARTESSIAN "Peoples of the sea" seem to have left their maps on Megalithic monuments and this is a very interesting subject on its own because they seem to have charted areas from Greenland to India. And they do seem to have incorporated star charts in their cupmarks as well.

    Best Wishes, Dale D.

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  3. I'd have to say... B S.

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  4. I have an interesting comment on this from another reader which has a little bearing on how valid or invalid the assertion is, and I shall have to put that up later since other matters are in queue first. But I'll have to admit I was dubious about the matter myself when I put it up-it is just that the potential value of this information is very high if it should pan out.

    And as for myself, I would really have to get a good look at the piece to make the final decision to my own satisfaction.

    Best Wishes, Dale D.

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  5. So the ancients had the where with all to conquer the seas but this is the best they could muster up in the form of cartography ? Give me a break!

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  6. Well, NO, actually: the theory is that the chart is overpainted with other symbols, and the theory is that we already HAVE their charts-from the other end, during the European Age of Discovery. This is because those charts show geography which did not exist in the 1500s and 1600s, it existed during the Ice Ages, therefore it is asumed that the maps were copied from originals MADE during the Ice Ages And ordinarily the charts that mariners would be USING would be transportable, and hence made of more ephemeral materials than a cave wall. Leather is a good candidate and sea charts continued to be made on leather (parchment)until quite recently.
    No, the reason I ran this here was because this was an allegation there was a permanent record this time, and the curious feature that the map was in Mercator Projection. that part alone was enough reason to run this piece.

    Best Wishes, Dale D.

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  7. I think they'll need more evidence to corroborate this theory. To me this is the same type of logic that the Ancient Aliens TV series uses...interesting turns into likely by using a lot of what ifs. Right now to me, this is not much better than Jesus on Toast.

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  8. Well, OK: I excerpted this possibility from a site with several other examples, only this one was from one person and the rest were from another.
    The situation remains that in theory (Charles Hapgood's theory) a series of maps from the European Age of Discovery represents Ice-Age conditions and presyumably is derived from maps made during the Ice Age. Suggestions of any genuine original maps made during the Ice Age itself have tended to be weak evidence, like this one. I have only touched on the subject in this group twice before, although I had mentioned the theory from the onset of starting this blog.
    I mentioned that a posting made to me by a longtime reader of this blog helps put this particular piece of evidence into perspective: I shall push things through so that I shall be able to print that today.

    Best Wishes, Dale D.

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  9. Anonymous (which one? Are you all the same? Makes it hard to respond) - are you seriously saying that no one could 'conquer the seas' until they could draw maps? Under such logic, how would you suggest that the Polynesians crossed half the Pacific? Or the Vikings crossed the North Atlantic? While I too would like to see a greater study of this cave art before I make any kind of decision as to its importance, I do not see your comment as any kind of argument to or for anything.

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  10. http://www.paabo.ca/uirala/ui-ra-la.html

    interesting and pertinent to the discussion

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  11. Thank you for putting up the links to your Atlantis site!! Did i mention I REALLY like your work.

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  12. I also want to check into bitumen aka pitch, was every where for all sorts of things, I bet I could come up with a couple of ways to fill clay pellets with them put them in another clay pot with a torch and wick, stick in in a catapult and see what happens. I'd love any info you mite have about that.

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