Originally posted by Arken
Absolutely amazing! Were the Sumerians settled in Latin America several thousands years ago?
Your source isn't a good one. The "Pokot" are an African tribe from Kenya and Uganda
statue isn't their work. In fact, it doesn't look anything like the work they produe.
Seem so, according with the new analysis and translation on the carved text on a statue of Pokot civilization. The monolith is a Pokot
anthropomorphic stone statue, about 170 cm high, which was found around 1960 at the site of the Pokot, about 2 km from the city of stone
A bit more searching shows a web of conflicting stories. In one, it was found in 2000 and is the "Potokia monument." A "paper" says it was found
in 2002. (see link)
FURTHER search shows that it's not in a museum somewhere (in violation of a number of laws and standards) and that the image shown does NOT look much
like the art of the Pokotia people. I don't see a congressman named H. Enrique Enrique Toro.
According to the scholar Clyde A. Winters
He's a self-proclaimed scholar. Some have accused him of buying (or even just making up) that doctorate. I checked out his scholarly credentials,
and they all link to an institute that has one member and one director (and no classes)... him.
Many have criticized him for taking an extreme "Afrocentrist" approach, including claiming that a number of Egyptian royals were actually African
(some WERE, in fact, Nubian. But he's claiming all the famous ones. Like Cleopatra (who's actually Greek.))
This is the translation inscriptions found in the front, according to epigraphist Clyde A. Winters: "Spread to all mankind the opening
oracle of Putaki.
I find it kind of suspicious that he suddenly knows how to translate this, that it's not available for other scholars not of his picking, and it's
not been translated by anyone else. And it's very jarringly modern in thought. The part about the "shaman" is really more in alighment with "new
Age Shamanism" than any other reality of shamanism.
This proto-sumerian pictograms remind to the Fuente Magna vessel, another cryptic Oopart, discovered in Bolivia ad full of mysterious carvings.
..an object that, if you'll forgive me, has some very suspicious provenance. It was "discovered in a rather casual fashion by a country peasant
from the ex-hacienda CHUA, property of the Manjon family." It was originally proclaimed a fraud... then (though there is no actual proof of this)
after some unnamed source began investigating (no statement of how or of what they did for proof) it was declared to be "genuine." In any case,
it's not in a museum, either.
IF I'm reading the stories correctly, it was a psychic research institute that declared the bowl to be genuine.
Is there an hidden history of the mankind?
Serious question: Is there a hidden history of fraud and payoffs to support a pet theory and get money for books/papers?