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Ancient Contacts in the Americas

Ancient Contacts in the Americas

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Ancient Contacts in the AmericasThe Maya had memories of several white gods, or culture heroes. The first beingItzamna who came across the ocean from the east. He was a teacher. Later twentymen arrived, the chief of whom was called Colcolcan. They all wore flowing robesand sandal shoes. Each had a long beard and their heads were bare. Kulkulcan, ashe was also known, instructed the people in the arts.A tribe immediately to the west of the Maya were visited by another white man,called Votan and he taught the people how to cultivate maize and cotton andinvented hieroglyphic signs. It is likely that the great white culture-hero of theMexicans, Quetzalcoatl -- the feathered serpent -- could have been Greek orSumerian rather than a Master from the stars.Stone and rock carvings plus examples of pottery all point to the inescapable factthat the ancient inhabitants of the Americas were acquainted with almost everyrace in the world prior to 300 BC. Evidence from North, Central and South Americaof Old World inscriptions, common words and customs, architectural styles andartifacts link the two. A hoard of Roman coins has been discovered in Venezuela,and a Roman pottery head was found in Mexico, and dated for stylistic reasons tothe second century A.D. In Maine a Roman coin has recently surfaced, while abotanist claims to have identified two of the plants depicted on a Roman fresco inPompeii as an American fruit, the pineapple, and an American vegetable, a speciesof squash.From the depths of the Well of Sacrifice at Chichen Itza, scuba divers haverecovered a wood and wax doll, bearing the Roman script. Elsewhere a stonesarcophagus was unearthed at Palenque by excavators who liken it in the style ofthe Phoenicians.In 1966, a certain Manfred Metcalf claims to have picked up an inscribed stone inGeorgia, now known as the Metcalf Stone. It bears text very similar in nature toCretan Linear A and B writing and is regarded by Cyrus Gordon in Manuscripts,1969, Vol. XXI, No. 3, as probably an inventory.A coin found in 1957 by a small boy in a field near Phenix City, Alabama, wasidentified later as coming from Syracuse, on the island of Sicily, and dating from490 B.C. In 1976 an ancient coin was found in the town of Heavener, Oklahoma. Itwas identified later as being a bronze tetradrachm, originally with a silver wash,now missing. It was struck in Antioch, Syria, 63 A.D., and acccording to Dr. BarryFell, "The profile is of Nero, with the Greek inscription on the obverse saying'Nero Caesar Augustus'."In 1936, Dr Charles Elvers excavated a stone pendant or amulet in Gallo Canyon,New Mexico. It was pear-shaped, about three inches long with a hole at the top. Onone side is the crowned figure of a man holding a crooked or serpent-like staff inhis right hand, and seemingly climbing a slope while looking over his rightshoulder. On the other side of the pendant is an inscription composed of anelephant head, a triangle, cross and circle, plus two six-pointed stars. Thesesymbols or glyphs were commonly used in the archaic Sumerian linear scripts.As if to confirm its authenticity, there is a stela preserved in the Louvre,Paris, commemorating a conquest of the near-east ruler Naram-Sin. The stonecarving depicts him standing on a mountain slope, holding a staff in his righthand while wearing a headdress and looking to his right.Early this century, a Brazilian rubber-tapper called Bernardo da Silva Ramos was
working in the Amazon jungle when he noted that on many of the rocks there couldbe found ancient scripts carved deep into the stone. Intrigued, he spent the laterpart of his life copying and recording these inscriptions. He found that thegreater part of them resembled, often in detail, the ancient writings of the OldWorld and compiled a catalog of nearly 2000 such scripts.An inscription found near Rio and located three thousand feet up on a verticalwall of rock contains the following words: 'Tyre, Phoenicia, Badezir, Firstborn ofJethbaal ..... '. It has been dated to the middle of the ninth century B.C.Other jungle graffiti has indeed been linked to that already recorded as belongingto the Semitic, Indus, Phoenician, Punic, Brahmi and other peoples. The Parahybainscription, also discovered in Brazil, was later translated from the Phoenicianover 25 years ago and here is what this remarkable record has to say:We are sons of Canaan from Sidon, the city of the king. Commerce has cast us onthis distant shore, a land of mountains. We set [sacrificed] a youth for theexalted gods and goddesses in the nineteenth year of Hiram, our mighty king. Weembarked from Ezion-Geber into the Red Sea and voyaged with ten ships. We were atsea together for two years around the land belonging to Ham [Africa] but wereseparated by a storm [lit. 'from the hand of Baal'], and we were no longer withour companions. So we have come here, twelve men and three women, on a ..... shorewhich I, the Admiral, control. But auspiciously may the gods and goddesses favorus!Further evidence in South America suggests strongly that a Sumerian colonyestablished itself around Titicaca, in what is now known as Bolivia, perhaps aslong ago as 4000 years. According to legend the first Inca, Manko-Kapak, appearedin Lake Titicaca and tradition held that the Incas were red or brown-haired. Acharacteristic alien to American Indians but many mummies discovered there confirmthis fact.Huge blocks of stone found at Tiahuanaco were once held together by copper andeven gold rivets. This was a method of building-construction almost identical tothat used in Assyria and Eritrea thousands of years ago. The colony even usedsolid stone wheels, just like the ones in use by the Sumerians themselves, andwere thought to have transported the huge stone blocks in this manner.The tribe living around Lake Titicaca are called the Uru and elders retainmemories of people of their tribe being sacrified under the foundations whenTiahuanaco was built. The name immediately suggests Ut, which again is linked tothe Sumerian civilization.The Incas carried out mummification and, like the Sumerians, placed a metal discin the mouth of a corpse. They also built pyramids and obelisks, while using cups,plates, spoons and goblets much like those in the Old World. Likewise, both theSumerians and the Incas held the rainbow as sacred and each carried their notablesaround in litters. While at a temple in Chavin, Peru, an ingenious system of airconduits still carries fresh air to every room in the building and a remarkablysimilar system has been discovered in the Cretan palace at Knosses.Professor Marcel F Homet, an archaeologist and scholar from Algeria, once visitedthe Amazon region to view its antiquities and made many amazing discoveries. Frominscriptions found on the painted rock, the Pedra Pintada, prof Homet recordedsymbols well-known in the Old World, such as the swastika, the double axe, thespiral and also the sun symbol. He also indicates that Cretan ceramics werediscovered on the Marajo island, at the mouth of the Amazon and further reportedhe found an Indian tribe called Syriana, which in Semitic simply means 'Our

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