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                                       D I S C O V E R I E S   F R O M   S P A C E 



FROM:

ATLANTIS
The Eighth Continent

Charles Berlitz - 1984



It has sometimes been observed that the Great Wall of China would be the only man-made con-
struction on Earth that would be visible from the moon.  No one has yet tried to photograph
this particular artifact from the moon, since temporary lunar visitors have been otherwise occu-
pied.  Nevertheless, other photographs of Earth taken from space, at considerably closer dis-
tances by ERTS (Earth Research Techincal Satellites), may have picked up on film, completely
by chance, ancient Earth constructions lost for thousands of years.

The ERTS satellites are launched by NASA and are designed to photograph for research pur-
poses the topography, resources, agricultural potentials and the water and forest cover of the
planet.  The information thus gathered is available to all nations.  The different satellites have
fixed orbits but wide photographic coverage, since the Earth revolves beneath them, constantly
offering new areas to their fields of observation.  The satellites have different bands that are
used for the same shots and, when combined, aid in the interpretation of the information re-
ceived.

On their course over the world's forests, deserts and ice areas of difficult access, satelliteS, de-
pending on absence of cloud cover, might obtain previously unsuspected indications of very ancient
sites and artifacts; in fact, some may have already done so.  Most ancient sites that have not
yet been discovered would exist in a relatively undisturbed state only in the deep jungle, on or
under the sea bottom or under the polar ice.  Otherwise, in all the thousands of intervening years,
most of them would have been destroyed or incorporated into other structures built over them.
Or they might be so big that they would be considered as natural mountains and recognized as
construction only when their orderly shape or alignation were seen from a point far enough away
to have an effective perspective.

On DecEmber 30, 1975, LANDSAT II, an ERTS satellite, took, in its normal course of activities, a 
series of photographs at about 13 deg. W longitude over the jungles of Southeastern Peru, from
a distance of 550 to 580 nautical miles in space.  One of the photographs showed a series of
eight unexplained "dots" that later appeared to be shaded proturbances, arranged in two rows
going in straight lines, rows and objects equidistant from one another.  When this curious arrange-
ment was examined, it was suggested, because of the shaded ares of the geometrically regular
rises, that they might not be rises but ponds - a river is shown nearby - but on infrared photographs, they register white, like mountains, an indication that they were made of stone. 

They were well inside the jungle, miles from a nearby rock cliff marking the edge of the Andes
plateau.  Calculations made by the Institute of Andean Archaeology of Lima estimated, from the
LANDSAT photographs, that each dot represented an object only slightly lower in height than the
Great Pyramid of Gizeh, in Egypt.






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Close investigation of this series of eight objects has been made by low-flying aircraft.  It has been observed that they seem to be tree-covered pyramids and are not eight but twelve, as four additional smaller ones, also arranged in the two rows, did not show on the LANDSAT photographs.  Several
attempts have been made to get to the area by land, but these have been complicated by difficult jungle conditions that have resulted in the death and disappearance of some of the explorers.  These hazards include poisonous snakes, insects and distinctly unfriendly Indians who are apt to resist intruders with silent blowguns or long arrows and who believe that the area is a sacred city of the
"Old Ones".

Several American explorers, including Herb Sawinski and Phillip Miller, both of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, have flown over the"pyramids" in small planes and taken photographs of them.  Sawinski, who has overflown them at 200 feet altitude, remarks on their regular form or construction:



"They look like structures covered with vegetation.  They are symmetrically aligned in relation to each other.  Several show a washout near the top, which would indicate that they were man-made or further built up by man.  The difference in the color of the vegetation shows that they are made of different material than that of the surrounding basic jungle floor. 

There are two other enormous rectangular formations now covered by trees and two semicircular ones, not so tall as the pyramids.  They are to the south but are part of the complex.  There are also high semicircular ridges at each of the complex, which may turn out to be walls."


Q.  Do you think that they are really pyramids?

A.  They certainly look like it .  We sent a request to the Envirounmental Institute of Michigan and they suggested that the pyramids might be truncated ridges, like the Devil's Backbone in Colorado.  But this would not explain the other structures.  I think it is possible that the entire complex is the remains of an ancient city built by some race thousands of years before the Incas.



 
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The possibility of the existence of stone pyramids large enough to be seen from space and located in a thick jungle area of Eastern Peru recalls the insistent belief of Colonel P. H. Fawcett (which cost him his life) that great stone cities once existed in what is now the thickest jungle area of South America.
(LOST TRAILS, LOST CITIES).  In his opinion, these cities preceded the Incaic culture of the east coast, and their builders came originally from the East, refugees from lands that had sunk beneath
the sea.

Fawcett, a colonel in the British army, who devoted years to exploration and boundary survey in the largely unexplored center of the South American jungle, believed that these great cities were thousands of years old and that the "connection of Atlantis with parts of what is now Brazil......affords explanations for many problems that otherwise are unsolved mysteries."

The presence of non-Indians in Central and South America had been established in earlier times by members of Spanish and Portuguese expeditions, who described encountering white tribes (one living in a city called Atlan) and also tribes of warlike blacks.  In his own expeditions, Fawcett heard from a variety of tribes that white men, many generations previously, had built great cities that still existed in the deep rain forests and that their high stone houses and stone streets were stilll illuminated at night by a steadily shining glow, the source of which was not known.  Some Indians told him that there was great treasure in these far-off cities ( a useful subterfuge sometimes employed by the Indians to persuade white men to leave the area for some other place, as distant as possible from the Indians'
village).



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Other Indians informed Fawcett that some of the ruined cities were still inhabited by a few descendants of the original builders and that certain savage Indian tribes formed an insulating protective barrier against intruders.  Colonel Fawcett, searching for these mysterious cities for a number of years, occasionally met survivors of treasure-hunting expeditions whose companions had died or disappeared into the jungle.  Fawcett himself vanished into the Amazonian jungle near the Xingu River in 1925.

His words before his fatal last expedition might serve as his epitaph:



"Whether we get through, and emerge again, or
leave our bones to rot in there, one thing is certain.
The answer to the enigma of Ancient South America -
and perhaps to the prehistoric world - may be found
when those old cities are opened up to scientific
research.  That the cities exist, I know."



If such cities exist in the Amazon Basin, they may eventually be found by satellite photography, although the South American rain forest is so thick that it is often referred to as the "green sea"
and is frequently shielded from observation by the cloud cover standing over much of its area.

New techniques of photography, however, pioneered in such disparate sites as over the planet
Venus and Guatemala, may solve this problem.



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A long-standing mystery of the pre-Columbian New World concerns the population density of the ancient Maya lands lying under the Central American jungle.

It has previously been difficult to equate the enormous population that would have been necessary
to construct the great temple cities of the Maya with their supposed method of agriculture; that is,
slash and burn the jungle foliage, plant and harvest a crop and then move to another area, as is
still done by their descendants.

Early reports of former very large concentrations of populations, as submitted by the missionary
priest Bartolome' de las Casas to the King of Spain, in an effort to protect the Indians from genocide, were generally considered then and, up to now, to be extremely exaggerated.

When one flies over the Mayan lands, one normally sees only a canopy of trees.  But recently a new type of radar - synthetic aperture radar - developed by NASA for use in penetratintg the clouds of Venus during the PIONEER probe of Venus (and other uses of a more military nature) was also em-
ployed over the jungles of Guatemala and Belize in 1977, during a geodetic survey. 

Continuing study of the photographs revealed the apparent presence of an extended system of
canals under the forest cover.  Follow-up verification by a land expedition under the direction of
Dr. T. Culburt of the University of Arizona and Dr. E. Adams of the the Univeristy of Texas, has in-
dicated that the Maya had an advanced system of irrigation and drainage, enabling them to grow continuing crops sufficient to feed millions of the inhabitants of their great cities and surrounding
settlements.



 
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Many of the world's early civilizations developed around river-connected irrigation systems from
which grew the great ancient cities with walls, pyramids and high temples built on stone or brick
pyramids with stepped levels. 

These civilizations shared a common dedication to Astronomy (a number of the towers and pyramid
structures were used as Observatories) and evolved a sophisticated knowledge of the stars, the
planets and the measurement of time, which in later centuries was lost.

As these cultures and their irrigation systems were destroyed by warfare and other disasters,
most of them disappeared, although their vestiges are increasingly identifiable by aircraft obser-
vation over the desert, under the sea and deep within the jungle.

A similar irrigation and pyramid culture seems to follow a fairly regular path around the world; from
central Mexico and Yucatan to North Africa and Egypt, the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East,
Iran and the Indian subcontinent.

They were generally located following a line along 30deg N latitude, an area frequently called
the "Pyramid Belt" of the Earth. 

This circling belt of pyramids, along which civilization, wherever it first appeared, seems to have
moved East and West and only later to the North and South, before resuming its path, "jumps" the
Atlantic Ocean.


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But, in the past, perhaps it did not.  One remembers that the Continental Island in the
Atlantic, as described by PLato and others, was characterized by a huge circular irriga-
tion system and great cities containing lofty towers from which the planets and stars
could be observed.

Furthermore, the supposed location of Atlantis, today theorized to be indicated by a huge
underwater plateau and a series of submerged submarine ridges, is also traversed by
North Latitude 30deg., running through its approximate center.

Extremely old Egyptian legends of extensive, well-watered lands, now desert, lying hundreds
of miles west of the Nile and extending farther to the west into Libya, received unusual
confirmation from radar photographs taken recently by the space shuttle COLUMBIA.



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In November 1981 a radar scan was taken from the Columbia over the Sudan and South-
west Egypt at an altitude of 125 miles and covering a width of over thirty miles.  The
scan was later enhanced by computer techniques and showed surprising results.


While the ordinary photographs showed the normal desert, the enhanced radar ones showed
the beds of buried rivers, some as large as the Nile, but with indications of having flowed
south and west.

All these rivers showed traces of a number of tributaries and streams, which meant  that
thousands of years ago this extensive area would have supported forests and grazing lands
for animals and, if man was present, croplands for organized agricultural and social development.

John McCauley, of the United States Geological Survey, after examining the radar photographs,
suggested, "It is possible [the rivers] all joined up to one large basin of interior drainage, as
large as the Caspian Sea is now."

In commenting on the use of the technique employed, he said, "We were able to look through
and use radar as a time machine."



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This discovery is yet another indication of the important land, sea and climate changes
that have occurred in comparatively recent millennia.  It is estimated that the last time
this area of the Sahara, including parts of Libya, Chad, the Sudan, Egypt and, most
probably, Tunisia and Algeria, enjoyed enough water and rainfall to support animal and
human populations was about 10,000 years ago.

This was coincidental with the period of very early Egyptian civilization which, according
to Egyptian legends, handed down by the Copts, was brought to Egypt by gods from the
Western lands.

Carved into the Tassili Mountains of Algeria, in what is now a completely arid landscape,
there are representations of men and animals living in a pleasant country of forests,
plains and rivers.

Many of these drawings are examples of an advanced and sophisticated art, often defaced
or drawn over by later, more primitive artists, as if those who had originally made the
pictures had departed.



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These pictorial representations of how the desert once was were discovered by French
Military Officers in the Twentieth century, but it was never understood how the land
could have been so fertile and productive, until the space shuttle Columbia rediscovered
the ancient riverbeds, invisible to land or air observers.

But, underneath different parts of the Sahara, some of these underground rivers may still
be flowing:

There is, even, among the Tuaregs, a specialized group of desert Marabouts (Islamic Holy
Men) called "The Men of Water Wisdom", to whom has been handed down knowledge of
the courses along which these hidden rivers still run.  These water finders are reputed to
be able to locate water in the most desolate parts of the desert, a talent inherited or deve-
loped from sources lost in remote antiquity.

The disappearance of the Sahara Desert rivers west of the Nile and the drying up of the
Sahara area they once watered is a further indication of the worldwide climactic changes
that occurred at the end of the last glacial period - which is also the time span applied to
the destruction of Atlantis.



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An outstanding example of complicated constructions left by ancient builders, whose reasons
for making them has not been established, exists in the Nazca Valley in Peru. 

Pilots, engaged in determining water resources in Peru, photographed mysterious lines drawn into
mountainous hills and continuing on the other side, and sometimes on the tops of mountains,
whose crests have been levelled off by artificial means, all in the Nazca Valley and surrounding
mountains. 

Mixed in with a series of straight lines, parallelograms, rectangles, triangles and enormous
designs of animal figures hundreds of feet long, parts of these markings bear a startling re-
semblance to landing fields .  The patterns of the geometric lines, animal figures, and "landing
fields" are apparent only from the air.

Their purpose is not known.  Perhaps they were meant to plot the course of as yet unidenti-
fied stars or, as has been suggested, were meant as signals to be seen by former visitors from
the skies.  In any case, they were unrecognized during the centuries that passed, until new
visitors from the sky - pilots flying on a hydrographic research project - observed the in the
early thirties. 

Dr. Paul Kosak, an American archaeologist, who first realized their true extent and import, in
1930, later concluded that they may constitute "the largest astronomy book in the world."

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Dr. Maria Reiche, a German archaeological student who came to Peru in 1932, became
so interested in the Nazca lines that, in 1946, she established her home close by, making
the lines the subject of her constant study until her death in 1983.  She considered them
"the most important archaeological monument of Peru, and perhaps the world."

She noted their "great size, coupled with perfect proportion" and especially wondered how
the ancient artisans were able to draw on the desert terrain the gigantic animal figures
"with their beautifully laid out curves and well-balanced dimensions" - an incredibly difficult
task to accomplish "unless the ancient Peruvians were able to fly."

The idea of ancient Peruvian aircraft has been advantageously used by the Peruvian National
Air Carrier, AERO PERU, which has used in its advertising the motto:


INTRODUCING  "AERO PERU", THE WORLD'S NEWEST - AND PERHAPS OLDEST - AIRLINE



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Photography from the skies has succeded in finding an entire lost city in North Italy, con-
cealed for centuries under water and mud.

Spina was a large city of the mysterious Etruscans, the lords of most of Italy, before the
Romans overcame them.

Their origin and early history is unknown and their language undeciphered.  The section of
Italy where they ruled was called Tyrrhenia, specifically mentioned by Plato in the CRITIA
dialogue, when he stated that "the island of Atlantis....[had] subjected the parts of Libya
within the Columns of hercules as far as Egypt and of Europe as far as TYRRHENIA."

Little is known about the Etruscans, except from their tomb artifacts, which they seemed to
enjoy a civilized and sophisticated daily life.  The tombs were located by metal probes and,
more recently, by altitude infrared photography, which clearly delineates the round circles
of the subterranean tombs.

The city of Spina was considered for many centuries to be a legend, since no trace of it
could be found.  There were no remains on land or even under the coastal waters, as has
been the case with many port cities in the Mediterranean.

But high-altitude photography has revealed a series of patterns caused by different shadings
in marsh grass, indicating walls, streets, blocks of dwellings, large buidings, squares and docks
of which only shadowed outlines remain in what had become an estensive swamp into which the
whole metropolitan complex had subsided into the mud and was forgotten by history.



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There is one ancient artifact that certainly has not been forgotten and has been searched
for (and, according to many, visited) for many centuries.

Its existence has been generally accepted up to the relative present, but for the last 150
years has been dismissed as fantasy by the Scientific World.

But Noah's Ark is still being searched for by pilots, mountain climbers, explorers and religious
groups in "the montains of Ararat", as mentioned in the Bible. 

Its existence, if it could be satisfactorily established, would indicate that a civilization before
history was once a reality and that it was destroyed by a combination of disasters that
caused tremendous floods throughout the world and whose tidal waves left at least one ship
of refuge on a mountain 15.000 feet high; a mountain whose sides show evidence of wave
action and sea deposits.



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While it is true that every ancient race has its own version of such a disaster and its
own particular name for a heroic Noah, its means of salvation and site of debarkation,
still, it has been the Ark on the mountains of Ararat that has captured popular imagi-
nation for thousands of years.

There have been alleged visits to and sightings of Noah's Ark through the centuries,
down through two World Wars.

Russian pilots in World War I claimed to have seen it in a mountain lake, which was
later visited by an expedition whose records have been lost. 

During World War II, both Russian and American pilots claim to have seen and photo-
graphed the Ark, although no authenticated photograph is at present available.

According to rumors current among American pilots stationed in Turkey during the Cold
War, photographs of Noah's Ark were taken by U-2 pilots in the course of they high-
flight reconnaissance missions over the USSR.  But none of these, if they do exist, have
been made public.



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