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Re: VMs: Ptolmey and the spherical earth

Zitat von Jim Comegys <Comegys_J@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> There is a book entitled "Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings' which goes into
> detail about the Piri Reis map and how it shows the surface, un-iced, of
> Antarctica.  You will appreciate the know-how of our honorable ancestors.

Actually, not true. Please take some time so read


to find out that the Piri Reis map is actually an interesting, but very mundane 
piece of cartography.

Essentially, what appears to be the Antarctic coastline turns out to be the 
southern part of South America, turned 90 degress, perhaps because the 
parchment ended here.



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