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To the ends of the earth : did the Greeks circumnavigate the world and settle New Zealand before the birth of Christ?

Author: Maxwell C Hill
Publisher: [Taupiri, N.Z.] : Ancient History Publications, 2012.
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For some 24 years in the 1500s map makers included Australia on their world maps - long before Australia was actually 'discovered' by Europeans, according to conventional history. This book presents evidence that the ancient Greeks landed in the Americas and circumnavigated the world more than 1300 years before the voyage of Magellan. This great expedition was recorded by the Greeks and the resultant maps and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maxwell C Hill
ISBN: 9780473206871 0473206870 9780473210564 0473210568 9780473310738 0473310732
OCLC Number: 795779013
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 364 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Pre-Greek explorers --
Great Greek map maker --
Kings and scholars --
Ancient Greek voyages --
Europe --
Understanding Ptolemy's maps --
New Zealand --
Problems with conventional history --
Before Christ to the time of Tasman in 1642 --
Summary of evidence. Foreword / David Bellamy --
Facts and theories --
Part one: Pre-Greek explorers (1. The ancient Egyptians ; 1500 BC: The land of Punt ; 3. The Red Sea canal ; 4. The Phoenicians) --
Part two: The great Greek map maker (5. 1507 AD: America and Australia ; 6. Ptolemy's world ; 7. Africa: 1489 AD ; 8. The master map maker ; 9. Claudius Ptolemy 90-168 AD ; Ptolemy's Australia) --
Part three: Kings and scholars (11. Kings from the time of Philip II [of Macedon] ; 12. After Alexader [the Great's death]: The return of Ptolemy to Egypt ; 13. Aristotle: 384-322 BC ; 14. Ancient Greek scholars and explorers ; 15. The originals: From Thales of Miletus, 634-545 BC to Hipparchus 165-127 BC) --
Part four: Ancient Greek voyages (16. 232 BC: The path of Maui ; 17. The Pacific route of the 232 BC voyagers ; 18. Commanders and navigators ; 19. Eudoxus of Cyzicus ; 20. Different voyages ; 21. Kon-Tiki revisited ; 22. Trepanning ; 23. Different ancient skulls found in New Zealand ; 24. Kumara ; 25. Mystery of the murals ; 26. America and the Greek connection ; 27. Problems around the Pacific ; 28. Seba) --
Part five: Europe (29. 1543 AD: Ptolemy's theory disputed: Nicholas Copernicus, 1473-1543 AD ; 29. Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642 AD ; 31. Europe's greatest cartographers during the 1500s ; 32. A matter of fact: Vanishing evidence ; 33. From Alexandria to Italy ; 34. No southern continent ; 35. Three of a kind [1489: Martelius ; 1490-1492: [Martin von] Behaim ; 1607: Martin Waldseemüller]) --
Part six: Understanding Ptolemy's maps (36. Tow great cartographers of the 1500s ; 37. Ptolemy's South China Sea ; 38. Identifying Ptolemy's maps ; 39. Celestial charts ; 40. Ancient globes ; 41. Early Ptolemaic maps [What's in a name? ; 1530 AD: A Ptolemaic map after [Ferdinand] Magellan] ; 42. Flat, not round) --
Part seven: New Zealand (43. Science confirms different peoples came to this land ; 44. Rattus exulans [Pacific / Polynesian rat] and five known world maps ; 45. Maori and Moriori history ; 46. Moriori and the waka of Aotea ; 47. A place called Hawaiki ; 48. The great New Zealand myth) --
Part eight: Problems with conventional history (49. Rarotonga ; 50. Pre-Maori adzes found in New Zealand ; 51. Tiki ; 52. New Zealand pre-Maori art ; 53. Evidence of a non-Polynesian people ; 54. Ancient skulls ; 55. Pre-Maori carvings found in New Zealand ; 56. Dwarf-like dwellings ; 57. Lake Taupo ; 58. The Mitchell report: Rock solid foundations set in stone and stone markers ; 59. The Hill report: Stone formations in the North Island ; 60. Early artefacts ; 61. Original Maori meanings) --
Part nine: Before Christ to the time of Tasman in 1642 (62. Those who found New Zealand before [Abel Janszoon] Tasman's arrival in 1642 ; 63. Spanish explorers within New Zealand's water / Noel Hilliam [and others] ; 64. The Portuguese discovery of New Zealand / Ross Wiseman ; 65. Original European maps drawn before 1626 ; 66. British maps ; 67. Tasman's eye witness account of New Zealand, 1642 ; 68. Vaka moana ; 69. Ancient navigational aids ; 70. Navigational aids ; 71. Antipodes and astrolabes ; 72. The astrolabe ; 73. Navigational aids used by the Greeks before the birth of [the] Christ ; 74. Mapping the Antipodes ; 75. And back to Ptolemy's principles ; 76. The search must continue; 77. Conclusion) --
Part ten: Summary of evidence (A. Conventional history ; B. The Polynesians ; C. Differing dates: The Ptolemy dynasty).
Responsibility: Maxwell C. Hill.

Abstract:

For some 24 years in the 1500s map makers included Australia on their world maps - long before Australia was actually 'discovered' by Europeans, according to conventional history. This book presents evidence that the ancient Greeks landed in the Americas and circumnavigated the world more than 1300 years before the voyage of Magellan. This great expedition was recorded by the Greeks and the resultant maps and scrolls stored in the Great Library of Alexandria. There they remained until 340--345AD when Roman troops removed selected items and took them back to Italy. History sadly records that in 390AD the then Bishop of Alexandria ordered the library's entire contents, some 700,000 scrolls, maps and other artefacts, burnt or smashed. This research traces what really happened in those turbulent times and explains how some of these records were not destroyed but remained intact for map makers to rediscover more than one thousand years later. Importantly, it explores how the magnificent works of ancient master map maker Claudius Ptolemy were found and redrawn in the 1300s. Strangely, though the original ancient maps were found, it is clear that those who drew new maps from them did not fully understand the extent of what the ancient Greek voyagers had achieved.

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