- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: MCS; Lrg edition (Jan 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0917054199
- ISBN-13: 978-0917054198
- Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 20.3 x 2.3 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,129,743 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The authors are convinced that many of the inscriptions, or petroglyphs, are geographic maps showing discoveries of islands and continents across the oceans, as well as being navigational charts with information about latitude and longitude, sailing directions, currents and winds. The earliest of these, found near the Mediterranean between southern Italy and Gibraltar, are dated to the beginning of Neolithic times, c. 6000 BC.
Applying the "de Jonge rules of decipherment", they deduce that it took about 4,000 years for the world to be explored and charted. The discovery of the Cape Verde islands they see recorded in the tumulus of Kercado in Brittany, circa 4500 BC; of Madeira, on a tablet in Galicia, c. 4100 BC; and of Iceland and Greenland, in petroglyphs at a cairn in Loughcrew, Ireland, c. 3200 BC.
They believe the discovery of America and Australia is shown in a map at Dissignac, Brittany, c. 2600 BC; and that America is part of the Stonehenge code, c. 2000 BC (and even had its own Stonehenge nautical centre in North Salem, c. 2200 BC). The most recent petroglyph, inscribed in a tablet on Long Island and dated to 850 BC, shows an Egyptian expedition to America.
These astounding decodings may well help solve many unexplained aspects of late prehistory--from the prevalence of a Sun God religion and the origin of the Olmecs, to the identity of the New England stone chamber builders and the first mappers of Antarctica....