The discovery of the Atlantic islands
Dr. Reinoud M. de Jonge, Jay Stuart Wakefield
The petroglyphs on the endstone and the roofstone of Cairn T, Loughcrew, Ireland (dated c.3200 BC) are shown to be numeric pictograms, a quantitative picture writing. Each figure represents a number. By adding the numbers, the actual and true degrees of latitude of the landpoints they discovered are revealed in historical order. They discovered the Canaries, the Cape Verde Islands, Madeira, Rockall, the Azores, the Faroes, Iceland, and Greenland. So they tell the story of the unsuccessful attempts of megalithic people to cross the ocean in the north to the unknown other side of the world. Using these inscriptions as a mneumonic device, their aspirations and experiences were memorialized in this oldest written history on earth.
The Decipherment of Encoded Jacob’s Staffs
The Petroglyphs of Dissignac, Brittany, cover a square meter in a passage grave dating from c.4500 BC, that is known to have been used until c.2500 BC. These petroglyphs look like a pile of eleven iceaxes, mostly vertical, sometimes overlying one another. They are actually “route pictograms”, very stylized maps, based on the design of an ancient instrument for measurement of latitudes called a “Jacob’s Staff”. These glyphs were carved over the lifetime of the monument, to encode, in the tangent angles of the glyphs, the latitude data of megalithic explorations. They could not cross the ocean to the north, but they discovered the islands of Ascension and St. Helena in the south (c.2900 BC). Then they followed known trade routes to the east, and eventually the west coast of America was found (c.2600 BC).