Atlantis Online
December 03, 2020, 01:07:33 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Hunt for Lost City of Atlantis
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3227295.stm
 
  Home Help Arcade Gallery Links Staff List Calendar Login Register  

ATLANTIS & the Atlantic Ocean


Pages: 1 ... 8 9 10 11 12 13 [14] 15 16 17 18 19 20 ... 25   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: ATLANTIS & the Atlantic Ocean  (Read 22165 times)
dhill757
Administrator
Superhero Member
*****
Posts: 3875



« Reply #195 on: December 27, 2008, 09:26:35 pm »


Yet America is much more difficult to reach from Asia than from Europe; that is, if one is able to cross oceans. But that was probably not possible before the time of the Vikings. One can sail from Japan to Mexico by following the islands and the coast, although one has to sail against the current sometimes. On a orthographic projection of the world with the North Pole as centre it can be seen that a voyage past Alaska is not really as far as it appears on a world map in Mercator projection. In the Mercator projection the regions near the North and South Pole are stretched. 1 - the voyage of Columbus in 1492; 2 - the voyages of the Vikings Eric the Red and Leif Eriksson around 1000; 3 - a voyage from Asia to America through the northern Pacific Ocean.
Report Spam   Logged
Pages: 1 ... 8 9 10 11 12 13 [14] 15 16 17 18 19 20 ... 25   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy