In the age of discovery sailors from spain, portugal, holland and england, returning from distant voyages, told many incredible stories about the wonders of the pacific islands. People scientists usually consider such stories ordinary sailor’s tales.
Not many believed the history of spanish captain alvaro saavedra, who in 1529 told about the wonderful island of ponape, lying between the hawaiian archipelago and the philippines. Saavedra asserted, the island has the ruins of temples, palaces, strange large buildings, stone embankments. According to him, vaguely resembled a ghost townvenice. Read the rest of this entry »