posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 01:55 PM
I was just going to comment about the Cocaine and Tobacco Mummies of Egypt.
Great minds thinking alike and all that sticky jazz...
Tobacco is indigenous to Europe and China, so that provides a reasonable explanation for the presence of tobacco in Egyptian Mummies. However,
coc aine has no other explanation than potential contamination of the tests that were run (3 separate times by 3 separate teams). At this point
it is just chalked up as "unknown" as to how coc aine got there.
I knew that ancient Phoenician ships could make a Trans-Atlantic voyage, but I wasn't aware that ancient Egyptian papyrus ships could too!
Thor Heyer Expedition
Of course there are African Gourds that have been found in Central and South America but these are easily dismissed as having traveled on the ocean
without being carried by voyagers as gourds are buoyant.
Ever since Ivan van Sertima's book "They Came Before Columbus" the entire idea that either the ancient Egyptians or even Medieval Islamic Egyptians
had made the journey to the Americas is patently dismissed by archaeologists.
As to my earlier post...I found a link to the Catacombs of Casa Malpais in Arizona (not New Mexico as I had mentioned. My bad!)
Arizona Catacombs of
a Pre-Columbian People
However, the Rosetta-like stone found in the SE United States had to have been a hoax as I can't find anything about it and as Cherokee didn't have
a written form prior to the 18th century...well, you do the math! The only Native American languages that have a written form are Olmec, Isthmian and
Mayan. There are only four instances of Isthmian known, that it wouldn't have been included either. I'm going to say that what I remembered then was
discounted as an obvious hoax, and properly so. So forget I even mentioned it.