I have filmed a video to shorten the amount of time taken to produce a comprehensive blog. Season 6, Episode 12 and 13 dealt with a cement wall found on the island under the watermark. The depth the wall was discovered is consistent with the passage of centuries. But which century? The Classical world of Rome or that of the Templars?
Author Randall Sulivan’s latest book is in favor of Francis Bacon of Elizabeth I’s court as being the architect behind the Money Pit. I have to admit that it is a distinct possibility and certainly makes more sense than a Roman expedition.
Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis printed in 1627 places his fictional tale on an island off the coast of Peru. Is it possible that like Christopher Columbus of 1492 – who thought he’d sailed around the globe to India had actually found the Americas? Is Bacon misleading us purposefully and his true ‘New Atlantis’ is Nova Scotia? I look forward to reading Sullivan’s book on the subject and have to admit he could be right.
In 1587 a ship sailed from England with 117 souls on board, heading for the New World. The entire colony was lost and 40 years later Francis Bacon prints his book. To my knowledge, there is no map associated with Bacon’s book.
Further archaeology evidence will develop the focus of attention as to the culprits of the complicated water trap and vault on Oak Island.
The Oak Island team continues to find book shards at an impossible depth below ground. Did Francis Bacon have them sent or were they part of a Templar mission?
As to the cement wall, Romans, of course, developed the techniques of hardening mortar under the water and the results have withstood over 2000 years of harsh environments to become stone itself.
I found a few articles about underwater mortar invented by the Romans:
The Roman Empire shifted from Paganism to Christianity in 325AD a few centuries later the Empire was struggling to maintain its wide reach. Knowledge began to erode but it is possible that not all was lost. The Romans were complete nerds when it came to keeping records. The question is, what survived and whose hands did it fall into? Eventually, Rome became synonymous with the Vatican as well as the penchant for keeping records shared by the prior classical Romans.
In my video, I discuss the possibilities of the transference of Roman engineering down the centuries to a select few, the Templars of the middle ages.
I will continue to hang my hat on the Templar peg and in the video discus at some length the possibilities of Rome leaving a map however crude to the Templars.
The evidence for this was printed in 1665 by Athanasius Kircher, a Jesuit scholar.
The video is meant to be a discussion on how Kircher may have come across his map and is not meant to detract from the achievements of the Vikings having colonized New Foundland. One of the navigational aids of the Vikings is that of the Sunstone or Optical Calcite shown to be effective in cloudy weather to determine the location of the sun. I support the premise that the Vikings passed their intelligence on to their heirs who married into noble houses of Western France. Those individuals would eventually find their descendants as Cistercians and Templars.
Kircher’s map may or may not have fallen into the hands of Templars but it is an interesting premise, along with the possibility of Roman cement on Oak Island!
Please forgive the sound quality, I’ve been wrestling with the software program for editing. The original film sound was fine, but of course the more complicated life gets in the realm of computers, the worse it gets! I hope you’ll bear with me….