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Stunning Revelations from Ancient Maps

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Stunning Revelations from Ancient Maps

Professor Hapgood’s studies on ancient maps were fixed
Einstein said his theories should be added to history’s mix
Perhaps it proved too big a leap for other minds to take
But his ancient culture findings, Hapgood would not forsake

6000 BC, before Egypt’s pyramids were built
Millennia before Pompeii’s lava had been spilled
Or small fishing boats hugged the Mediterranean Coast
And Columbus’s “daring” voyage was not even close

Ancient seafarers drew with astounding accuracy
Maps of the world they once knew, the fishermen’s legacy
Antarctica sans ice and closer to the equator
The Mid-Atlantic Ridge once an above-sea sky scraper

Siberia touching Alaska with no Bering Strait
(Palin could have seen Russia without snow from her back gate)
 Cuba, England, Sweden, too, on these maps appear clearly
But Sweden’s fully glacial; England’s blanket an ice sheet

If we believe Hapgood, a civilization once thrived
Thousands of years before language; maps keep memories alive
Technology to chart the seas was lost in ancient times
With latitude and longitude measurements quite refined

Sea kings’ cities may have succumbed during the last Ice Age
Surviving nations lost their skill when history turned a page
Geography to be found again when the Earth had healed
“Discoverers” reinvented the forgotten ship’s wheel

Magellan, perhaps not the first to sail around the globe
Admiral Byrd not the first man to visit the South Pole
Spirits from a colony of seafarers can be found
From deep beneath Antarctic ice, they try to spread the word

But laugh they must as scientists forecast global warming
And man attempts to alter life and heed their dire warning
Shifting poles?  Natural cycles!  Men would be well advised
To study the maps Hapgood found and open their closed minds 



To learn more about Professor Charles Hapgood’s map studies and the comments made by 
Albert Einstein, you can visit http://www.crystalinks.com/crustal.html.

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  1. Date: 8/21/2011 5:46:00 PM
    this was a creative write.. congrats on your poem being featured this week. love cory

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 8:52:00 PM
    Congratulations, dear Carolyn, on this amazing poem being featured! So glad, as I didn't see it the first time!! Well done!!

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 4:21:00 PM
    congrats on your poem being featured this week thank you for all your support.

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 1:13:00 PM
    Many congrats on your wonderful piece being featured Carolyn - regards Janette

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 4:17:00 PM
    Congratulations on your Quatrain being featured this week, Carolyn. You have shed much light on the ancient maps that Hapgood studied. These are the missing pieces of the puzzle. Historians should recognize Hagood's findings and finally " open their closed minds. " I have enjoyed this reading this educational piece. I wish you health, happiness and success. Hugs, Andrew.

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 8:37:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 3:50:00 AM
    Fascinating stuff, Carolyn - I've never heard of this before. I'll have to read up on that!

  1. Date: 1/5/2011 2:08:00 AM
    oh my goodness! geography and history and maps ! what's not to like ? !.....most interesting to me, a geograhy nut....Syd

  1. Date: 1/26/2010 6:33:00 PM
    well this was a fun and interesting read Carolyn. I took down the info and shall look that up. Many things people are now trying to blame on Man for reasons of money or whatever other hidden or not so hidden agendas are , I believe simply natural phenomenon. We are bound to affect it to a small point but that's all. This will be fun reading. Thank you so much for the read and the info site. Robert oh and thanks alot for you kind and encouraging comments!

  1. Date: 7/22/2009 7:16:00 AM
    Very nice Miss Devonshire. Where do you glean all these wonderful informations? Thank you for sharing. Ernilando

  1. Date: 7/20/2009 2:57:00 PM
    favorited this poem!

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 10:15:00 AM
    Awesome! This is another wonderful write and thank you so much for the links. I love maps and look forward to the study of Dr. Hapgood

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 4:39:00 AM
    What a good write!!! You bring it all together. 6000 BC, right up to Sara. Thank you Bill

  1. Date: 7/14/2009 6:40:00 PM
    this is... wow amazing piece great job

  1. Date: 7/14/2009 2:42:00 PM
    ~ "My Love & Warmth Always to 'You & Yours, Forever, John!!!":):) ~ "Have A Very Beautiful & Brightened Day! And, "Happy Birthday Again Dear Lady!!!":) Bye ~

  1. Date: 7/14/2009 2:40:00 PM
    Smile ~ "Hello Precious, Gifted & Lovely Carolyn Devonshire!!!":):) ~ First I wanted to wish "Yourself" a "Happy 30th Birthday" today!! And to say that I hope that "Your" trip is going well for "You" dear!!? This as another one of "Your" intriguing and perhaps enlightening stories of possibles historic truths; amid ones own contemplations perhaps!!? Always fascinating to say the very least! Well structured and presented dear lady! ~ Cont. ~

  1. Date: 7/14/2009 4:21:00 AM
    thanks for comments! Carolyn! yes, it is fun to use 'starships' in a poem!!! your comments rock! jim (I will look into Hapwood!)

  1. Date: 7/13/2009 2:58:00 PM
    caught my attention, very intresting making me think of the theory that this world replaced an old one. like atlantis comming to the end of it's time to be replaced by our world. liked the way you stuck in historical figures. John H Loving III

  1. Date: 7/13/2009 8:44:00 AM
    Facts and research..... is what I got out of this. Could be wrong also... have to look up that Professor, along with Albert Einstein. Enjoy your day.

  1. Date: 7/12/2009 5:55:00 PM
    another one of your masterpieces delivering such knowledge that many have forgotten,,we have only touched a miniscule part of what was known before time as we know it for sure,, too many things and functions known for no reason makes me know that definitely there were more known facts before us and what we know,,,blessings my friend...Cecil

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