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THE ANCIENT OCEAN

In SOUL OF THE BEAST, there is an ancient map that shows an ocean separating India from the Asian continent.The map is fiction, but the ocean was real and is called the Tethys Ocean.

The ancient ocean existed until the land mass of India shifted north and collided with Asia. When India and Asia came together, that eliminated the ocean and forced the land up. This elevation of the land is known today as the Himalayan Mountains. The movement of continents is called continental drift or tectonic shift and is still happening today.

Tectonic drift didn’t just happen between Asia and India. If you look at a map of the world, you’ll see that the continents of Europe, Africa, North America and South America  fit together like large pieces of a puzzle. That is because they were once part of a single and much larger land mass called Pangaea. (See the map above.) Unlike the collision of the Asia and India continents eliminating an ocean, here  the movement of tectonic plates created large bodies of water and  split the “super continent” into smaller continents.

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THE TETHYS SEA

In Soul Of The Beast, John and his mates are shown an old map with a large body of water between the continents of India and Asia . The sea was real. It’s called the Tethys Sea. It existed up to 65 millions years ago when the continent of India shifted north (continental drift) and collided with Asia. SOB.pangea2But the map is impossible because, according to the experts, the sea was gone long before men walked the earth. There was no one around to draw the map.  Are they right?

Here are the “facts”  taught by the scientists: Continue reading