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).
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)