Originally posted by maynardsthirdeye
I had this in another topic but it seemed out of place there so I put it here.
Did they come here? Read this and decide. I guess I kind of stole this poll from the website.
1. Roman coins have been found in Venezuela and Maine
2. Roman coins were found in Texas at the bottom of an Indian mound at ound Rock. The mound is dated at approximately 800 AD.
3. In 1957 by a small boy found a coin in a field near Phenix City, Alabama, from Syracuse, on the island of Sicily, and dating from 490 B.C.
4. In the town of Heavener, Oklahoma, another out-of-place coin was found in 1976. Experts identified it as a bronze tetradrachm originally struck in
Antioch, Syria in 63 A.D. and bearing the profile of the emperor Nero.
5. In 1882, a farmer in Cass County, Illinois picked up bronze coin later identified as a coin of Antiochus IV, one of the kings of Syria who reigned
from 175 B.C. to 164 B.C., and who is mentioned in the Bible.
6. In 1966, a man named Manfred Metcalf stumbled upon a stone in the state of Georgia that bears an inscription that is very similar to ancient
writing from the island of Crete called "Cretan Linear A and B writing.
The list goes on and on.
First of all, with sailing methods before the last century, if a ship was at sea during rough weather, during a bad season, etc, they could end up
So, personally, I think that it would be almost impossible to say who was here first, because, chances are that there were tons of instances,
throughout history, all the way back when man first traveled by sea, that people from other continents and cultures have ended up in the Americas.
Even beside the artifact findings listed above, there are all kinds of unexplained structures all over North America that have vague similarities to
structures from overseas.
A great book that discusses this kind of material is "Fingerprints of the Gods" by Graham Hancock. He sticks mostly to South America, but it s
Remember, the Olmecs were in South America, established as a culture as early as 1500 BC. (Olmec Heads) And that culture is unmistakably African.