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The true heritage of the hot global and the viewers, from either East and West, who traveled to the Americas lengthy prior to 1492

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

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

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

As the parable of Columbus “discovering” the United States falls from the pedestal of proven historical past, we're given the chance to find the true tale of the recent international 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 USA, Carl Lehrburger employs epigraphy, archaeology, and archaeoastronomy to bare huge facts for pre-Columbian explorers in old the US. He presents greater than three hundred pictures 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 explanations for coming to the Americas. He reinterprets many famous archaeological and astronomical unearths, reminiscent of 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 recognized stones and ruins, reconstructing the checklist of what fairly occurred at the American continents ahead of Columbus. He additionally appears at Hindu affects in Mesoamerica and sacred sexuality encoded in archaeological websites.

Expanding upon the paintings of famous diffusionists similar to Barry Fell and Gunnar Thompson, the writer records 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. reading their sacred symbols, he indicates how their teachings, prayers, and cosmologies demonstrate the cosmic order and sacred panorama of the Americas.

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Status stones or cairns3. Placements of architectural features4. gazing or sighting the sunlight from glyphs or gnomons utilizing a foresight Fig. 6. 6. sunlight alignment forms in southeastern Colorado. William McGlone and his colleagues documented many varieties of sunlight alignments. (Adapted from McGlone/Leonard, Archaeoastronomy of Southeast Colorado, desk III, “Solar Alignment Types”) The fundamental function of sun alignments is calendrical—to expect upcoming ceremonial occasions with index markers or to set the time for planting plants and to time table gatherings. At sun alignment rock artwork websites, which McGlone had stumbled on weren't in most cases habitation websites, he and his colleagues chanced on many sorts of “direct” and “indirect” alignments. Direct alignments concerned sightings of the solar, as whilst status stones are covered as much as some extent at the horizon, whereas oblique alignments concerned the sun’s casting shadows or mild shapes onto petroglyphs. After I spoke with McGlone at the mobilephone, my first stopover at was once timed for the autumn equinox. ahead of I arrived, I had expected maybe seeing a Celtic-related rock paintings web site. when we greeted one another he confirmed me rock artwork photographs he had in lots of ring binders and a video recording of a debate he participated in with a few old style archaeologists. ahead of handing over for the night, I requested him, “Will we see any Ogham inscriptions the next day to come? ” He answered, “Tomorrow is the equinox, and this is often the time to be right here. yet it’s not likely to be what you are expecting! ” McGlone used to be best me on. He knew of my willing curiosity in outdated global cultures yet understood I lacked the abilities to grasp what i'd be searching for. “Being within the correct position on the correct time is essential,” he persisted, “but understanding what to seem for is the main to comprehending the tale. We’re heading out early, and that i wish you to be open to seeing anything fairly incredible. ” for this reason, I spent a stressed evening in his spare bed room, watching for what the day may deliver. We have been up through 3:30 a. m. , and after espresso and a moved quickly breakfast we headed south from l. a. Junta in his well-traveled Jeep. As one descends from the excessive plains into the Purgatoire River Valley wherein the river flows, on each side and in lots of subcanyons there are different and important rock paintings websites. even if, it was once nonetheless darkish so i wouldn't see any of them until eventually later. simply as dawn started to brighten the horizon, we grew to become off the most highway and proceeded down a winding airborne dirt and dust highway. Spanish explorers had named the close by Purgatoire River within the 1760s in remembrance of the unrecovered our bodies of an ill-fated excursion up the river. because the tale is going, the Spanish inspiration the misplaced infantrymen were left to wander in purgatory. “These aren't Celtic sites,” remarked McGlone, “but you’re going to determine a few magnificent issues, and later we’ll stopover at a brand new website we simply stumbled on. simply retain your eyes open, boy, simply because this can be the true factor. ” THE PATHFINDER As we the river, the solar had now not but reached into the canyon whilst McGlone pulled his Jeep into the backyard of a farmhouse.

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