Secrets of Ancient America: Archaeoastronomy and the Legacy of the Phoenicians, Celts, and Other Forgotten Explorers

The genuine historical past of the recent global and the viewers, from either East and West, who traveled to the Americas lengthy ahead of 1492

• offers greater than three hundred pictures and drawings, together with Celtic runes in New England, Gaelic inscriptions in Colorado, and Asian symbols within the West

• Reinterprets many archaeological unearths, akin to the Ohio Serpent Mound

• unearths Celtic, Hebrew, Roman, early Christian, Templar, Egyptian, chinese language, and eastern impacts in North American artifacts and ruins

As the parable of Columbus “discovering” the USA falls from the pedestal of demonstrated historical past, we're given the chance to find the genuine tale of the hot global and the viewers, from either East and West, who traveled there lengthy ahead of 1492.

Sharing his greater than 25 years of analysis and commute to websites all through North the US, Carl Lehrburger employs epigraphy, archaeology, and archaeoastronomy to bare huge facts for pre-Columbian explorers in historic the US. He presents greater than three hundred images and drawings of websites, relics, and rock artwork, together with Celtic and Norse runes in New England, Phoenician and Hebrew inscriptions within the Midwest, and historical Shiva linga and Egyptian hieroglyphs within the West. He uncovers the true tale of Columbus and his causes for coming to the Americas. He reinterprets many famous archaeological and astronomical unearths, resembling the Ohio Serpent Mound, America’s Stonehenge in New Hampshire, and the Crespi assortment in Ecuador. He unearths Celtic, Hebrew, Roman, early Christian, Templar, Egyptian, chinese language, and eastern affects in well-known stones and ruins, reconstructing the checklist of what particularly occurred at the American continents sooner than Columbus. He additionally appears at Hindu affects in Mesoamerica and sacred sexuality encoded in archaeological websites.

Expanding upon the paintings of famous diffusionists corresponding to Barry Fell and Gunnar Thompson, the writer files the travels and settlements of trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific explorers, miners, and settlers who made it to the Americas and left their marks for us to find. examining their sacred symbols, he indicates how their teachings, prayers, and cosmologies display the cosmic order and sacred panorama of the Americas.

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10 by the way, in 1488, Columbus first approached the king of Portugal along with his suggestion for a cross-ocean voyage. although, the ruler used to be bored to death, in particular after Bartolomeu Dias rounded the Cape of fine wish in 1488 looking for an japanese path to China, which used to be eventually present in 1513. Fourth, Columbus knew how a lot foodstuff to take—thirty days’ worthy. And, on the finish, the place did the “Admiral,” as he referred to as himself in his logs, get his map, ahead of any land were sighted? We learn from his diary: “25 September 1492 Very calm at the present time; afterwards the wind rose. endured their direction west until evening. The Admiral held a talk with Martin Alonzo Pinzon, captain of the Pinta, respecting a chart, which the Admiral had despatched him 3 days prior to, and within which it sounds as if he had marked down yes islands in that sea; Martin Alonzo was once of opinion that they have been of their local, and the Admiral responded that he inspiration an identical. ”11 Columbus often falsified the distances he traveled every day so the workforce wouldn't imagine they have been to date from Spain. On a bigger scale, it is extremely farfetched that the skilled navigator made a “mistake” in his calculations, as frequently claimed, by utilizing the 1,480-meter Italian “mile” for the longer 2,177-meter Arabic “mile. ”12 This gave him regulate over any maps that will be made of his notes. for instance, in a diary access from an identical date, he wrote, “They sailed . . . 4 leagues and a part west and within the evening seventeen leagues southwest, in all twenty-one and a part: instructed the group 13 leagues, making it some degree to maintain them from figuring out how some distance that they had sailed; during this demeanour reckonings have been stored, the shorter one falsified, and the opposite being the real account. ”13 5th, one other deception used to be that he used to be going to satisfy the good khan of the Moguls. This was once the identify Europeans utilized to a few nomadic teams who at one time had nearly conquered them, so, with this in brain, the king and queen gave Columbus a letter to offer to him. in contrast to such a lot Europeans, Columbus can have discovered from the Arabs and Jews who traded overland with China that the Moguls had ceased to rule in 1368 and have been changed through the local chinese language Ming dynasty. As Weatherford commented in Genghis Khan and the Making of the fashionable international: With such a lot of empires striving to take care of the appearance of the [evil] Mongol Empire in every thing from politics to paintings, public opinion appeared obstinately unwilling to think that it not existed. Nowhere used to be the idea within the empire longer lasting or extra very important than in Europe, the place, in 1492, greater than a century after the final khan governed over China, Christopher Columbus confident the monarchs Isabella and Ferdinand that he may well . . . sail west from Europe internationally Ocean and arrive within the land defined through Marco Polo. 14 Fig. 1. four. Handwritten notes by means of Columbus inscribed within the Latin version of Marco Polo’s e-book Le livre des merveilles du monde. in reality, Columbus carried Polo’s quantity with him on his voyage, good annotated along with his personal notes.

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