Suspicious transformations of various geographical areas as observed on historical maps

Ancient City of Helike: when did it get destroyed?

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Helike was an ancient Greek polis that was submerged by a tsunami in the winter of 373 BC. It was located in the regional unit of Achaea, two kilometres (12 stadia) from the Corinthian Gulf and near the city of Boura, which, like Helike, was a member of the Achaean League. Modern research...

Iced Over Canals in Greenland

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The weight of the ice has depressed the central area of Greenland; the bedrock surface is near sea level over most of the interior of Greenland, but mountains occur around the periphery, confining the sheet along its margins. If the ice suddenly disappeared, Greenland would most probably appear...

The Amazing City of Dubai, UAE

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Records of the area where the emirate of Dubai is situated are very rare for any period before the 18th century. The earliest recorded mention of Dubai is in 1095 in the Book of Geography by the Andalusian-Arab geographer Abu Abdullah al-Bakri. The Venetian pearl merchant Gasparo Balbi visited...

5,000 year old NYC in Israel: Gaser, Gazer, Gezer

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According to the Hebrew Bible, Gezer was one of the great cities fortified by Solomon, in addition to Jerusalem, Megiddo, and Hazor. Its importance was due in part to the strategic position it held at the crossroads of the ancient coastal trade route linking Egypt with Syria, Anatolia and...

White Sands National Monument: who covered 143,733 acres with gypsum?

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White Sands National Monument is a United States national monument located in the state of New Mexico on Route 70 approximately 54 miles (87 km) northeast of Las Cruces and 16 miles (26 km) southwest of Alamogordo in western Otero County and northeastern Doña Ana County. The monument is situated...

Afghanistan: Ground Patterns For You To Scratch Your Head...

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Here is a small portion of my collection of ground patterns in Afghanistan for you to enjoy, scratch your head and help me understand... You will see big holes on the ground in line next to village streets, linear scratches on the soil, together with rectangular ones, which do not look...

The Grand Canyon is under 450 years old...?

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Nearly two billion years of Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. While some aspects about the history of incision of the canyon are debated by...

200 years of Hell: America and the World

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While there does seem to be a cause and effect between the comets and changes in the landscape and possibly causing other issues such as illness, etc. (like the plagues in Egypt), it made me wonder, what has happened in our lifetime that can be contributed to comets. I had no idea that comets...

1740: Batavia aka Jakarta, Indonesia

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The founding of Batavia by the Dutch in 1619, on the site of the ruins of Jayakarta, led to the establishment of a Dutch colony; Batavia became the center of the Dutch East India Company's trading network in Asia. Monopolies on local produce were augmented by non-indigenous cash crops. To...

What is hiding in Greenland?

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Greenland, and more specifically its purchase by the US, is being actively discussed in the Oval Office. But what exactly is it that makes one of the world’s most desolate places such an attractive proposition? Greenland harbours some of the largest deposits of rare-earth metals, including...

19th century: Underground City in Turkmenistan and the fake Caspian Sea History

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Some interesting things we can find in the older books. Has anyone ever heard of this huge underground city located in Turkestan (I assume it's today's Turkmenistan) sometime at the end of the 19th century? As far as I understand this town of Karki should have have been spelled Kerki. This is...

Mud from the sky, and water from nowhere

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Now, the Blood Rain, Mud Rain and the Dust of the Regular Winds are not seemingly related to the regular floods. At the same time, there could be a lot more in common than meets the eye. I ran onto this interesting publication dated with 1850. The mere fact that people were concerned with such...

Area 51 a.k.a. Totonteac: the Seventh City of Cibola?

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The United States Air Force facility commonly known as Area 51 is a highly classified remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base, within the Nevada Test and Training Range. According to the CIA, the correct names for the facility are Homey Airport and Groom Lake, though the name Area 51 was...

Manoa El Dorado, Lake Parime, the Lost City of Gold and the Headless People

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Lake Parime is a legendary lake located in South America. It was reputedly the location of the fabled city of El Dorado, also known as Manoa, much sought-after by European explorers. Repeated attempts to find the lake failed to confirm its existence, and it was dismissed as a myth along with the...

The Cataclysm Event That Changed Africa Forever

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I propose the Pigafetta family has the key to understanding the cataclysm that disconnected Europe from the Americas and Africa until they were slowly rediscovered. Antonio Pigafetta, a man who survived the circumnavigation of the earth with Magellan, extensively detailed his trip and made many...

Did Monomotapa-city become South African Pretoria-city?

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Pretoria was founded in 1855 by Marthinus Pretorius, a leader of the Voortrekkers, who named it after his father Andries Pretorius and chose a spot on the banks of the "Monkeys river" to be the new capital of the South African Republic. The elder Pretorius had become a national hero of the...

Australia: Nullarbor Plain

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The Nullarbor Plain is part of the area of flat, almost treeless, arid or semi-arid country of southern Australia, located on the Great Australian Bight coast with the Great Victoria Desert to its north. It is the world's largest single exposure of limestone bedrock, and occupies an area of...

1530s Iceland: Reykjahlíð vs. Saxa and Scalholdin. Vanished cities?

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I think Scalholdin, and Saxa, were annihilated by some force which was not supposed to exist around 1539. Yet, we might have enough evidence that such force did exist. If it was a natural force similar to asteroids, there would be no reason to hide it from us. Yet, the reality appears to be...

National Geographic: "Debunking" of Flat Earth, I couldn't help but notice something...

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I want to state that I don't personally believe in the Flat Earth hypothesis. That said, I thought this video was shameful and quite transparent in it's smear campaign to shut the Flat Earthers up. They didn't once actually exhibit one of their arguments. Then, their big proof of the curvature...

Friesland: The land that time forgot

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Haven't looked into it much, but I think this island deservers it's own thread. It disappears from the maps only at the end of the 18th century it seems, and stayed there longer than other supposedely mythical places like Hyperborea. Frisland is a phantom island that appeared on virtually all of...

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