We all know that certain people within our world hold back, hide, and/or even destroy ancient artifacts for whatever reasons of fear they may have. Here's a thread for links and information regarding some strange archeological finds . . . .
PIRI REIS MAP
In 1929, a group of historians found an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin.
Research showed that it was a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century.
His passion was cartography. His high rank within the Turkish navy allowed him to have a privileged access to the Imperial Library of Constantinople.
The Turkish admiral admits in a series of notes on the map that he compiled and copied the data from a large number of source maps, some of which dated back to
the fourth century BC or earlier.