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#4 – Piri Reis Map

15 Most Shocking Archaeological Discoveries!

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Dating to the early 1500s this map shows the coastlines of South America, Europe, and Africa with amazing precision. Research showed that it was constructed on a gazelle skin by admiral of the Turkish fleet and cartographer Piri Reis (hence the name) in 1513. This amazing map was found by a group of historians in 1929.

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