Map to a lost city
I’m sure you remember the scene in the Samoan Pyramid where Noah – the old surfer dude – shows me a hand-drawn map and points me in the direction of the pyramid. At the time I wasn’t certain if Noah was telling me the truth or if he was simply spinning a wild yarn. It turns out I needn’t have worried.
The map shows an ancient city, bounded by two rivers, somewhere in the South Eastern corner of Savai’i. Pulemelei – the Samoan Pyramid – is the big dark block near the top left corner of the map.
This map becomes even more interesting when you consider it in context. When you overlay the map onto Google Earth you can begin to get a sense for just how massive the ancient city was. It is many orders of magnitude larger than any town that exists on the island today.
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