The legendary city of Norumbega

Ancient North America was different than we were taught

The map above, from 1540, is attributed to Portuguese seaman Antonio Pereira.

Notice anything peculiar? See for yourself before you read on.

As with so many maps from the 1400s and 1500s we see castles, cities and kingdoms where there aren’t supposed to be any, according to conventional History. This was supposed to be the time the first adventurous explorers arrived on empty shores and found nothing but “savages” living in small tents. My recent article on the Fake History of Africa shows the same – maps of grand castles and cities where Historians tell us there were only uncivilized cave and jungle dwellers.

There appears to be a kingdom in the Northeast who use the fleur-de-lis as their flag. Another Empire using a red and white striped flag, controls the Southern and western States. The fleur-de-lis may refer to the French who did in fact occupy eastern North America and the red-white flags could be Spanish if I remember History class correctly. But: The first French settlers, only a few people, are said to have arrived in 1534. In 1541 the French tried to establish “the first European settlement” in America but were defeated by natives. The French only succeeded coming in masses after 1650, just like other Europeans. But according to the 1540 map above, the French were already well established with cities, kingdoms and towns by 1540. So either a) the map is wrong or b) the official narrative is wrong OR c) the fleur-de-lis symbol stands for something other than the French.

Official narratives are always to be taken with a grain of salt. Consider for example, this excerpt from an academic library on the timeline of French colonization:

In Illinois the French colonists settled in the southwestern part of the state along the Mississippi River and created the towns of Prairie du Rocher, Kaskaskia, St. Philippe, and Cahokia.  

A place like Cahokia was not “created by the French” it was a native American city long before the French arrived. It is now mostly buried under the ground, but of what archaeologists have found, it is said to have looked something like this:

If you remove the grass from these images, you see the resemblance to the Aztec plazas such as Teotihuacan in Mexico.


Norumbega on Old Maps

Norembega was a kingdom and city in North America that existed before European settlers arrived. The Wikipedia page on Norembega says this:

Norumbega, or Nurembega, is a legendary settlement in northeastern North America which was featured on many early maps from the 16th century until European colonization of the region. It was alleged that the houses had pillars of gold and the inhabitants carried quarts of pearls on their heads.

The word “Norumbega” was spelled Oranbega in Giovanni da Verrazzano’s 1529 map of America, and the word is believed to derive from one of the Algonquian languages spoken in New England. It may mean “quiet place between the rapids” or “quiet stretch of water”. 

The rest of the article makes reference to Nurembega as nothing more than a small village in New England (Maine or Massachusetts).

Here’s a 1570 map by Abraham Ortelius, showing Norumbega as a region AND a city:

These old maps are fascinating. The existence of cities proves a civilized society before the colonists showed up after the 1650s. The island, river and city-names show wide linguistic variety. I see an island called Frisland, which is German. Roquelai sounds Spanish. Tequan sounds Aztec. Even though a large part is claimed by Francia (France), most place names don’t sound French.

A close-up:


Some say Norumbega was a small settlement around Bangor, Maine. Others say it was Watertown, Massachusetts or Boston. The New-England theories are owed to the fact that on some maps, we see Canada right above it. But it’s also possible that landmasses have changed and moved over time. A comparison of maps from the 1400s to 1700s supports the idea of cataclysmic changes. Some researchers believe Nurumbega was further south. It could have been New York City or Washington D.C. because on some maps it’s seen right above Virginia and at the Appalachian Mountains.

The biggest problem with Nurumbega are our academics. The city is listed on almost all maps pre-1650. These are maps made in meticulous detail. Often they are world maps that are as accurate as it gets. And yet, Academia has decided that the place was only “fanciful myth”. Yet it was perfectly real and also reported on by travelers. What’s the problem here? The problem is that these cities don’t fit their fake History construct.

Consider the photo below, New York in the year 1900. Before cars. Before trucks. Before electric cranes. Their official narrative says that European settlers – cowboys with horse carriages – built all of these cities.

Sure, that’s a possibility. Humans are very smart and creative, so why shouldn’t they have built all of this? But in the absence of construction plans and construction photos, some doubts remain. What if the cities were already there?

This 1597 map by Cornelius Wytfliet supports the Washington D.C. theory, as Norumbega is directly above Virginia. The map is even called “Norumbega and Virginia”.

And I found a beautiful high-res close-up of the city from this map:

It looks like the center of the city is directly on top of three rivers.

The only place in the area I know of where you have grand architecture perched in between three streams of water is here:

Right where the United States Capitol is in Washington D.C. is where ancient maps place Norumbega.

Curiously, Norumbega and other cities appeared on maps almost immediately after the “discovery” of America. If America had only recently been “discovered” by the civilizing Europeans, then it couldn’t have already been this broadly developed. According to History as taught in our schools, there shouldn’t have been any cities at all! The cities were supposed to have been built as late as the 1800s, developing from towns in the 1700s and villages in the 1600s. In fact, the first settlers to Washington D.C. were said to have started claiming land in 1662.

It seems like the “discovery” of America was merely a “public disclosure” of something known by the elite-class all along.

This map was published in 1602 by Jean Le Clerc (a close up):

This is a cut-out from World Map that can be found here: Library of Congress

On the same map I notice a city called “Hochelago” (also called Hochelaga elsewhere), ancient German for “High Location” or “High Lake”.Many towns – Quigat, Coruco, Roquelay, Norombega, Higuater, etc. are built atop rivers. Each of these cities warrant deeper research. Quigat, for instance, appears to be on the Mississippi river. I haven’t looked into it, but I’m guessing it’s Memphis, Tennessee – a city with it’s share of ancient Roman-Greek architecture.

In this later 1636 map the land seems to have changed and Norembega is now higher North (New England):


Close Up:

By 1650 it seems the city of Norumbega has disappeared from maps, leaving only a region, now in northern Maine by that name (see link). By around 1700 the name Norumbega disappears from maps. Judging from the maps, the vanishing of Norumbega was a gradual process that took about 100 years. If you ever wondered how long it takes for a reality to turn into a legend, there’s your answer.

You may be wondering why I singled out Norumbega over other ancient, legendary cities. It’s because, if we assume the older maps are accurate, then Norumbega was Washington D.C. Our Capital. And it may have also been our Capital in ancient days long gone.

It’s possible that the famous buildings we see  in D.C. were not built by us, they may have already been there. It’s possible they were not built  but excavated. If you wish to go with that theory, here’s a photo to get you started. It was shot in 1917 and shows the Lincoln memorial on Marshland surrounded by emptiness. That doesn’t prove anything, but it is unusual. You’d think that people would first start building normal houses, roads and infrastructure before building bigger.


In an article I published a few years ago, I show how construction and excavation in Washington D.C. appears to reveal that the White House was built on top of an older building, possibly using the older building as a base for the newer one.

Was Washington D.C. in fact built on top of Norumbega?

This hasn’t been unheard of. Consider this news headline: Six ancient cities built on top of one another over 2000 years, unearthed in China

And this one: 10 major cities that were built atop ancient ruins.

This 1934 article says that the Capital has 1800 miles of underground conduits.



America of the Seven Stars

I noticed on old maps that North America was called “America Septentrionalis”. I didn’t bother looking up the official explanation. I know from my study of ancient German that Septentrion means “seven stars“. Why is the country called “America of the Seven Stars”? I don’t know. But I do know that some tribes of the “native Americans” claim ancestry in the Pleiades (seven stars) (see my book The Pleiades and Our Secret Destiny)

Maybe there’s another reason (apart from the official one) that the first U.S. Confederate Flag showed seven stars:



In any case, old maps show a History that has nothing to do with what we’re taught by National Geographic (a subsidiary of the entertainment company Disney) and Discovery Channel (owned by entertainment company Warner Bros).

Just to drive this point home, here’s a 1584 map by Spanish royal cartographer Geronimo Chiaves. It shows the Kingdom of “La Florida”,  today known as Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Arkansas and Florida. Notice two things:

1. All the cities!

2. None of them sound Spanish or English.

What is this language? We have the names Vlibahaly, Xuala, Quigata, Xuaquile, Ayx,  Naguater, etc. These native American names have the feel of Aztec and Basque.

Travelers to Norumbega

Even though much knowledge has been burned and hidden, the forgers of History weren’t thorough. There are a lot of old books that will have you scratch your head regarding American History.

From the 1824 book “History of the State of New York” by Historian John Van Ness Yates:

Here we have Tartars entering from Russia through Alaska, Danes, Finns, Welshmen and even Malay wandering around Kentucky and Tennessee!

The 1568 book “The Land Travels of Davyd Ingram” sheds some light on Norumbega. Ingram and two other men were said to be the first Europeans to have traversed the distance between the Gulf of Mexico and Nova Scotia. As he was shipwrecked, he made the entire trekk by foot. Ingram’s account is considered credible because many of the reported places, plants and wildlife turned out to be real by subsequent travelers.

His description of Norumbega:

He saw kings decorated with rubies six inches long; and they were borne on chairs of silver and crystal, adorned with precious stones. He saw pearls as common as pebbles, and the natives were laden down by their ornaments of gold and silver. The city of Bega was three-quarters of a mile long and had many streets wider than those of London. Some houses had massive pillars of crystal and silver

Massive pillars of crystal and silver!

He says that there are kingdoms full of wealthy cities and that the kingdoms are continually at war with each other (consistent with the image at the top of this article). The first kings came from a place called Gizicka and call themselves by that name. The Gizicka wear “Rubys, six inches long and two inches broad” and the kings were carried around in a “sumptious chair of silver or crystal”.

The word “Gizicka” sounds slavic at first sight. I looked up the surname Gizika (without the c) and found that it’s most prevalent in Congo, Africa and Croatia. In the Hausa language of Africa, the word means “nutrition”. In Swedish, Gisicka means “piglet” and gysick means “creepy” while gesicka means “bitch” and “gesick” means badass. There’s a town in Poland called Gyzicko.

Ingram says they didn’t stay anywhere for more than three nights, except for the city Balma which was a “rich city a mile and a half long”. There, they stayed a week. Other cities they stayed were called Ochala, Bega and Gunda.

“Bega” is short-form for Norumbega. I’m familiar with Ochala, it still exists today as Ocala (Ok-Alla if your recall my book Extraterrestrial Linguistics) in Central Florida. Ocala has a gigantic underground cavern and tunnel system much of it unexplored even today. Rumors of finding Skleton Giants, Stone Idols and treasures abound.

An excerpt:



The America described by Ingram was many-sided. There were noblemen and naked men, kings and peasants, olive skinned, red skinned, white and black. The noblemen, Ingram reports, wore feathers in their hair. The feathers were how to tell the difference between nobleman and commoner. This would mean that the people we know as “Indians” or “Native Americans” were once noblemen, wealthy Kings who wore ruby, silver and crystal.

Ingram reports that America is abundant with pearls and pearl trade. The people are commonly five foot high and many of them have shaved heads or partially shaved heads with hair traces (just like we see in native Americans). There are olive colored skin in the south and in the north the people are of more tanned skin. In the south the people are mostly naked with only a cloth or palm covering their private parts. In the north, where it’s colder, people are clothed in animal hide. Some people are described as brutish and beastly while others are corteuous and kind.

Ingram speaks of sheep, deer, foxes, wolves and horses but also of animals either not known today or not known to have been in America, such as Elephants, giant birds and giant horse-eating beasts. It is for this reasons some have, unsuccessfully, tried to put it all off as fiction.

You’ll have an easier time reading this snippet if you know that the letter that looks like an “f” is an “s”.


According to Ingram, some of the people worship a kind of black dog or black calf called Collochio and also worship the sun, moon and stars.

Their word for Kingdom was Garricona. This is interesting as the English word “Garrison” refers to a fort, buildings and soldiers. Their word for the sun was Kerruca, which looks like the ancient German “ker-ruecka” which means “it keeps returning” or “keeps circling”.

The book says that one the reasons for war between tribes is over cannibalism. He speaks of a people who are “professed enemies” of the cannibals and man-eaters. Here’s an interesting part: “The Canniballes does most inhabyte betwene Norumbege and Bariafhe”. You can tell them from other people because they have “teeth like dogs”.

From the 1890 book “Myths and Legends beyond our Borders“:

Here we learn that Norumbega, a city of crystal and silver was possibly already there when Leif Ericsson arrived in 986. And yes, even “official History” now acknowledges that the Norse people were in the Americas hundreds of years before Columbus. But they are using the “Norse were in America before Columbus” narrative now to explain any anomalous discovery made in America. In reality, the Norse were only one people of many.

Some people are trying to claim that simple Norse structures built in New England are “Norumbega”. For instance, there is a so-labeled “Norumbega tower” that was built by the Vikings but it has nothing to do with the city. It’s a distraction from the real thing.

If it was known with so may different names by different people, it’s unlikely to be only a myth. We have









Norum is a Norwegian name. In Latin it means “Quiet”. And Beck is Norse word for a stream of water (yes, Norse is ancient German).

Some researchers have noted the similarities of Nurumbega with the German city Nuremberg, but the word “Berg” means “mountain” whereas “Bega” refers to waters. Nurem however, is the same meaning.

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