posted on Oct, 18 2006 @ 05:04 PM
Regarding the article about Egyptians in the Grand Canyon, there are some small references to similar things in John Wesley Powell's writings.
Powell famously led the first expedition through the grand canyon in 1867, and wrote a book about the experiences.
"This beautiful valley has been the home of a people of a higher grade of
civilization than the present Utes. Evidences of this are quite
abundant; on our way here yesterday we discovered fragments
of pottery in many places along the trail; and, wandering about the
little farms to-day, I find the foundations of ancient houses, and
mealing-stones that were not used by nomadic people, as they are too
heavy to be transported by such tribes, and are deeply worn. The
Indians, seeing that I am interested in these matters, take pains to
show me several other places where these evidences remain, and tell me
that they know nothing about the people who formerly dwelt here. They
further tell me that up in the canyon the rocks are covered with
"I return to camp about three o'clock and find that some of the men have
discovered ruins and many fragments of pottery; also etchings and
hieroglyphics on the rocks."
This doesn't prove anything, but it is interesting he used the word "hieroglyphics" in that one phrase, as for other parts he uses "painting" to
describe art found...surely Powell knew alot about Egypt being a man of his position, and it seems that he wouldn't have used that term if he didn't
make a connection to the Egyptian hieroglyphics. Just some food for thought...