A variety of maps accurately illustrate how the Earth's configuration used to be different than it is today. They show Antarctica ice-free, and continents that have since vanished, yet much of the data these cartographic documents contain has recently been confirmed by mainstream science. These maps' authors include Piri Reis, Pizzigano, Oronteus Finaeus and Gerardus Mercator, among others; map studies developed by Scott-Elliot, which focus on Atlantis and Lemuria, are also worthy of note.
Copious evidence points to the existence of one or more civilisations characterised by vast knowledge, which disappeared some 12,000 years ago. This would explain why any number of traditions, folklore and legends feature giants, and other mythological beings or animals, including Unicorns, Pegasi, the Phoenix, Garudas and talking messenger birds that accompany the gods, who once lived alongside human beings, and other mythological creatures that have since disappeared.
Furthermore, tales and legends discuss magical and immortal beings, genies and flying carpets, whose origins – which have been partially lost – form part of humanity's remote past, and preserve the memory of something that used to be a proven reality. What is the mystery underlying the wonderous stories of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba? And what can be said of the land beyond the seas, a holy land steeped in supreme wisdom and blissful happiness, known as Shamballah, where King of the World resides?