Looking at ancient maps reveals strange and beautiful things.
Below is a very old map made by Giovanni Leardo and is dated to 1442, almost 700 years ago.
Before the 1500s, world maps showed east as north and west as south. Yes, the north pole was at a different location.
If I tilt the map, you’ll recognize some places:
Historians say maps before the 1500s don’t show the Americas and Australia because they were later “discovered by Columbus”. That’s not true. What’s true: There were maps for the general public and those reserved for the elite. Also, the larger world, including the Americas, was flooded at the time. Once the waters receded, it was repopulated as “the new world”.
The antarctic or south pole (the east to the ancients) is a red colored region, perhaps because it’s been destroyed by this time (explained in previous articles).
A closer look reveals amazing things:
On the left ,the Black Sea. Above it is Mount Ararat and “Noah’s Ark”, so says the inscription. Beside the Black Sea you see Turkey and further to the right Jerusalem at the Mediterranean. This is exciting to me. A few months ago I realized that the “Great Flood” was not 10 000 years ago as I said in my older books, but much more recent.
“But if all the stuff they say in the Bible were more recent, you’d see it on maps” I was told. And here it is!
Sure, maybe the map shows where religious scripture tell us the ark landed. But maps of the “medieval times” consistenlty show other places from “biblical times” too. On this map we see an actual structure of the Ark on top of Mount Ararat, as if the site could be visited by tourists.
Another surprise: A cross atop the Jerusalem tower. According to mainstream History the Christian occupation of Jerusalem ended in 1187 (Crusaders). In 1442, according to official History, Jerusalem was run by Muslims. Why is it still shown as Christian in 1442?
Is it because “Christian” and “Muslim” was part of the same movement in those days, as I say in an older article?
Another odd one: “Babilonia” (Babylon) exists. That was also supposed to have fallen thousands of years before. Here it’s not in Iraq but rather in Egypt. A mistake by the cartographer or a truth that got lost in time?
I tilted it to get an a better idea:
Taking the red sea as orientation, “Babilonia” appears to be where today the city of Luxor is.
The main objection by academics is that these maps are “historical”, not actual maps. They are meant to tell people where historical places were, from a religious perspective. This explanation is, in my view, wrong. All ancient maps of the time show these places. None of them are labeled historical maps, but simply “world map”.
According to old maps the terrestrial paradise was on the far east coast. On this map it looks like the area today known as southeastern China. It’s buildings tower many times higher than any other, at it’s center there is some kind of circle, possibly a portal to a higher realm.
The only other discernable name in this section, a bit further down, is “India”, indicating that the “Paradiso Teresto” was in fact in what is today Asia.
Of course a terrestrial paradise implies an extraterrestrial paradise. In my 2012 book “Atlantis and the Garden of Eden” I say exactly that: There was an earthly paradise and the portal to the higher realm was cut off after “the fall”.
I tried to find out more about the location of this terrestrial paradise but got mostly grainy low resolution images. Can’t any University afford high resolution images?
My first guess was that it’s somwhere along the coast of Southeast China. But I could be wrong because the world underwent massive change after several cataclysms, including a shift in the poles. The only place in fact that looks similar post and pre-flood is Europe and Russia.
If the geography remained unchanged it roughly corresponds to the location of modern Shanghai. A close up:
It’s interesting that paradise is shown as some kind of city with massive towers. I always thought of it as a garden. The interesting thing about this is that portraying it as a city revealed a different knowledge than we have today. I have read the religious scriptures several times and don’t recall reading anything about paradise being a city.
Both images above impy that, at it’s center there was some kind of circular object. I must have missed that part in Sunday school too.
Going even further back in time, this is the The Evesham world map, Evesham Abbey, Gloucestershire from 1390.
Here we see a similar view of the world as in the 1442 map, with east being north and west being south. This is how we view the world today:
Either the map is incomplete or wrong or we are seeing results of major upheavals. Much of Africa is missing. On the left we see land to the west of Europe, that possibly later became the Americas. Jerusalem is the center of the world, again depicted with a cross.
The Evesham world map at the far north (today far east) we again see again that terrestrial paradise, this time more explicit: Adam, Eve and the serpent crwaling up the tree of life. Is that central circular object we see on other maps the “tree of life”? On those maps it doesn’t look like a tree but some kind of tech-device. On the first map it looks like a portal.
We’re not dealing with a mere metaphor here. It’s not a “historical map”. According to ancient maps (and I viewed a dozen, I’m only showing a few here), there was an actual physical location in the far north (east) called the terrestrial paradise.
Considering that the ancients viewed east as North, it is likely that the cataclysm changed the axis of the earth. It is likely that the tilting of the axis caused the flood. It is possible that this event was encoded in the symbol of the cross.. .
The most common cross I see on old maps is this:
But the most common cross we see today is this:
The ancient maps show this cross at the center of the world, possibly indicating the center from which north, south, east and west are determined. I’ve seen several maps show circles at the “four corners of earth”, as in this cross.
In the new cross the center is slightly removed, off-balance. Is that an indication of the earth’s axis having moved?
I’m familiar with ancient beliefs about sleeping with your feet in the direction of “north or east” and “never west or south”. Is that because paradise is east (in the old days) or north (in the new days)?
An alternative location proposal for the terrestrial paradise: If we consider the actual distance from India and Jerusalem on the maps, paradise is smack in the center of Tibet. If true, then much of the Chinese mainland we see today was added to the continent after the disaster. I’ll explain later in the article.
If we go back even further, to the year 1235 we find a completely different understanding fo the world, once again. This is the The Ebstorf world map:
It is my view that the first great flood occured in 1250. This 1235 map then, shows earth before the flood. It has little resemblance to the world we know, no matter how we turn or tilt it. There is no mediterranean, no atlantic or pacific ocean. There are some water ways and a lot of land.
Tilted to our modern perspective:
In my earlier article “Do we live in a Crater?” I said this could be a map of the whole, larger earth, including the large continent today known as “Antarctica” in the lower half (from this titled perspective) and the world we know today in the upper half.
I recognize Jerusalem at the center and the Christian icongraphy at the top (terrestrial paradise) and center, but not much else. This pre-flood world is unfamiliar.
The Godhead appears to be at the center of all waterways, imbuing his consciousness into the water in all directions.
A close up again reveals the location of the terrestrial paradise “north of India”.
North of India we find Tibet. There is no place in the world with more legends about a terrestrial paradise called Shamballah, Shangri-La and other names. The belief was so common that, in 1937, Hollywood made a movie out of it, titled “Lost Horizon”. Perhaps this is why, in some maps, paradise is shown as atop high mountains.
One of the images on the map shows the locatoin of the tower of Babel:
Academics assure us that this too, like everything else, is merely “historical” and “everyone knows” that the tower no longer existed in the 1200s. I no longer believe that. I believe that the “dark ages” are precisely so dark and documents about them are missing because knowledge about these events was removed from public view. Or did you know that the medieval people had a different north pole? And a terrestrial paradise on their maps?
The eastern (southern, antarctic) part of the map shows horned men, nude people and giants, as explained in my article “A fertile and populated ancient antarctic“.
As usual, Dragons are also part of the show:
This beauty is a World map by Andreas Walsperger from 1448. It’s currently tucked away in Vatican City.
Obviously there was no standard of which viewpoint to see Earth from.
It’ll look more familiar to you if I flip it upside down:
The red sea seems to have been important to our ancestors. They made sure to mark it bright red on all maps. It also appears much bigger than our red sea. I have a hunch there is more to the story, I just don’t know it yet.
Again we see the disproportionally large “terrestrial paradise” on the far side of the map.
We also see that the whole world was Kingdoms and Castles, not just Europe as they taught us in school. Castles were in Africa and Asia. That’s why we find star forts across the world. That’s why we find remains and ruins of similar structures on every continent. That’s why religious scriptures describe countries in terms of kingdoms. I believe the world was ruled under Monarchies which in turn, were ruled from the terrestrial paradise. This aligns with Taoist doctrine according to which no earthly ruler was allowed to reign without “the approval of heaven”.
This map makes me think that my eastern-coast-of-China theory for paradise is probably wrong. We see the same geography here as on other maps. Africa, India and the Antarctic are one Continent. Then there is “upper India” on which we find the terrestrial paradise, surrounded by mountains. Again, noting the distance from the red sea, it would place it in today’s Tibet. The world center of Buddhism was once the terrestrial paradise of the abrahamic religions. What a mind-trip!
A close up of paradise:
It’s here shown atop mountains, having three arched entrances four massive towers on the side and three at the center.
For the record, this is a 1418 map by the Chinese Admiral Zheng. It shows America 70 years before Columbus “discovered” it.
It aligns with other older maps in that India is not yet as big as it would later be and California is a separate island. Unfortunately I found no translation of it so i could not make out whether our terrestrial paradise is shown on it.
Also for the record, this is a map by Sebastian Munster, 1554. It reveals so much about our hidden History and confirms many things in this and previous articles.
“Die Nuw Welt” is ancient German for “the new world”. We see that Cathay (China or Tartaria as it was called back then) is also called “India Superiour”. We see California split off (see also image below). We see South America once again labeled as a place of Giants and Cannibals. We see a known Antarctic continent. We even see New Zealand which wasn’t supposed to be known yet at the time, here called Calensuan. What did “scholars” do with that? They called Calensuan a “mythical place”. But it wasn’t mythical, it was simply New Zealand.
This is claimed to be the oldest known Chinese map, said to be 3000 years old. It is from the “mythological” book “Classics of Mountains and Seas” or Shanhai Jing (a book that also contains headless people, giants, dragons and the usual).
Again, easer to understand if I turn it for you:
It’s immensely interesting, it explains so much. It aligns with what we’ve learned on this website so far. The pre-flood world had a ring of land around it. After the disaster this ring split into the Americas (bottom of this map), Antarctica and Australia (right side of the map) and China became bigger (right side of this map). This is why I at first thought that terrestrial paradise is on the east coast of China. Now I can see that the east coast used to be where Tibet is today.
We see Europe and a much narrower mediterranean. Below it Africa and Arabia. Russia, India and Asia are not yet split apart.
There are circled islands south, east and west but none in the North.
Unfortunately I found no high-resolution of this map and no translation.
The map below is from 1040. It’s called the “Cotton World Map”. It has several read streams of water, not just one red sea.
It’s a simpler rendering of the pre-cataclysmic world. Bottom left is Hibernia which is the old name of Ireland, so beside that must be Britian and then Europe. Fortunately, for once, I found a readable version of the map:
Here we find “Babilonia” in a place beside “Mesopotamia”, which would in fact be modern day Iraq. Babylon was a large Kingdom, it could have easily spanned both Iraq and Egypt.
If the map is accurate, the world looked much different in 1040. At the top where I went looking for Paradise we again find “India” and above it “the golden Mountain”. I remember that Mount Kailash, in Tibet has been called “the golden Mountain”.
This is 1436 “Biancos World Map”.
I can clearly discern Spain, Italy, Britain, North Africa and Russia on this map. The rest looks different.
If someone wanted to make the case that the terrestrial paradise is in Yemen or Oman (Gulf of Aden….Eden?), they could use this map for it. Consider the location of the red sea and the four-rivers paradise beside it:
But I don’t believe it’s in Yemen/Oman because the distances are too far. My best guess is still Tibet, based on distance and mythology.
A close up of the terrestrial paradise region:
We see lands of kings and queens. There are four rivers flowing out of the Garden of Eden, just like the religious scriptures say. Across from paradise is the land of Gog and Magog, again a reference to Cannibalism. Notice also the land of headless people. All very strange and interesting.
The “land of gog and magog” by the way is said by some to be ancient Mongolia.
This map moves Babilonia back to Egypt, south of Cairo (east of Chairo on this map).
Here is Mapa de Borgia, date unknown (said to be from the late 1400s):
The map is upside down compared to ours. If I flip it around, you’ll see.
A close up of Paradise in the “far east” (far north):
Isn’t it great to have maps that tell you where to go to reach paradise?
This map also speaks of paradise being near “India”. A closer examination reveals that a much larger region was called “India” in those days. For example Cathay (Mongolia and Northern China) is here called “Lower India:
The city of Cathay it is said, is the seat of the Tartars. It’s very near paradise.
If you’d like to study this amazing map more deeply you can do so here: Borgia Map. I’m grateful to at last have found a high resolution ancient map with translations!
The image below is titled “Sacred earthly realms and paradises”. It was painted in the 1600s of Tibet and currently resides in the Rubin Museum of art. The description says that within Tibet there is a concealed terrestrial paradise and above it a heavenly paradise.
This article hasn’t pinpointed the terrestrial paradise just yet. But it’s opened many doors to strange and beautiful places. If you feel inspired to do your own research, go for it!