Egyptians in Ancient America

Did Ancient Egyptians Explore the Americas ?

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    Alexander von Wuthenau, In his book The Art of Terracotta Pottery in Pre-Columbian Central and South AmericaTHE ART OF TERRACOTTA POTTERY IN PRE-COLUMBIAN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA. By Von Wuthenau, Alexander, published scores of photographs of pre-Columbian artifacts. He tells that at the lower levels of each excavation he found heads of Mongols and other Asians, Tartars, Negroes, Whites ... especially Semitic Types with and without beards"

    Traditional archaeology and anthropology dictates that the Americas were a closed system with no contact from the outside / Old World, other than periodic and vastly ancient crossings of tribal groups at the Bering straights between Alaska and Russia.

    A land bridge theoretically existed at the bering straights at one time, and the tribal groups that crossed from Siberia into North America are allegedly the ancestors of all Amerindian racial groups.

    It is very likely that there were periodic migrations of peoples across these straights , in both directions, Mounting evidence tends to dictate that there was considerable prehistoric contact at various times between peoples of the two primary land masses of the Earth, both Transatlantic and Transpacific.

    Egyptian Artifacts in the Americas

    Acajutla Statues

    In 1914, an archaeologist was excavating some Mayan ruins in the city of Acajutla, El Salvador and discovered two statuettes [shawabti-figurines] that were probably Egyptian.

    Acajutla Statues, Egyptian shawabti

    A man and woman wearing ancient Egyptian dress and cartouches. A shawabti were statues similar to mummies . In pre-dynastic ancient Egypt.

    Servants at times, would be buried with their masters. Later, people were buried with figurines or shawabti instead. They were used from the 12th Dynasty (about 1938-1759 B.C.) to the around 30 B.C. Also referred to as ushabtis or shabtis. It was believed that in the afterlife a shawabti would come alive when summoned and perform the duties demanded by the deceased [*1]. Most were inscribed with the name of the dead.

    Egyptian World Map

    Source - Atlantis Rising - See : Tribes of the Earth - World Map circa 3300 BC

    Hierakonpolis Tomb 100 Wall Painting - World Map

    Cocaine and Tobacco in Ancient Egypt

    Dr Svelta Balabanova a respected forensic toxologist and the inventor of several highly sensitive drug specific tests which are today's standards in establishing drug use, took samples from several mummies, including Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses the Great.

    Not only was the presence of Cocaine and Tobacco established, but Cannabis as well . Apparently pot and cocaine use was fairly common among the Egyptian elite of antiquity. Dr Michele Lescott from the Museum of Natural History in Paris , among others has duplicated the Balabanova test results. [*3]. The Balabanova study "raised the possibility of transatlantic trade in the second millenium BC" [*5]

    Approximately 3,000 years ago, the mummified body of Henut Taui was laid to rest in a dessert tomb of ancient Egypt. During her long sleep, Rome rose and fell, the dark ages came and went, Europeans from Napoleon to the Brits conquered her home land, and finally in the early 1800s, the immortality her embalmers had sought for her was attained when her tomb was plundered.

    Her body, preserved to the consistency of Beef Jerky, found its way to Germany, a museum in Munich, and during toxicological testing in the 1990s was found to contain large amounts of Cocaine and Tobacco .

    Cocaine and Tobacco are found only in New World plants, and logically should not have been attained by Ancient Egyptians without contact with America. There are four possibilities.

    1. There was significant trade between the Americas and Ancient Egypt to allow Cocaine and Tobacco to find its way into circulation.

    2. Cocaine and Tobacco or similar plants once grew in the Old World as well, but later became extinct in these regions. [*2]

    3.The tissue samples are tainted by later contact with cocaine users, smokers, and potheads.

    5. Henut Taui is a time traveling Crack head.

    "A re-examination in the 1970s of the mummy of Ramesses II revealed the presence of fragments of tobacco leaves in its abdomen. This became a popular topic in fringe literature and the media and was seen as proof of contact between Ancient Egypt and the New World. The investigator, Maurice Bucaille, noted that when the mummy was unwrapped in 1886 the abdomen was left open and that "it was no longer possible to attach any importance to the presence inside the abdominal cavity of whatever material was found there, since the material could have come from the surrounding environment."[Wikipedia]

    Nicotine is abundant in tobacco plants but it is also present in small quantities in several Old World plants. Nicotine and its metabolites have also been identified in human remains and in pipes from the Near East and Africa. However the only direct evidence of habitual tobacco use in the Ancient world has been found in the Americas.

    One species of tobacco, Nicotiana africana, has recently been identified as indigenous to Namibia in South West Africa. Some species of tobacco may have grown in Egypt, or in the surrounding regions, and that this could account for the high amounts of nicotine identified in the Egyptian mummies. It does not however account for the presence of Cocaine and marijuana.

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    Linguistic Similarities in Egyptian and Ancient American Languages

    Some scholars have theorized and attempted to prove that there are strong similarities between ancient Egypt's languages and Native Americans of the Louisiana area . Barry Fell has stated that the language of several Indigenous Amerindian tribes {Atakapas, Tunica and Chitimacha tribes} have striking similarities with Nile Valley languages of 2,000 years ago.

    The written languages of Egypt and Central American also bare similarities . Cultures from both sides of the Atlantic used hieroglyphics . Both cultures utilized their written languages for practical purposes. Ancient Egyptians kept business records and corresponded over distances. In many tombs in the Americas, hieroglyphics indicate the deceased's name and death date.

    "New Orleans, LA August 1, 2006.- In a study of comparative linguistics of three Native Indian languages from Louisiana (Atakapa, Chitmacha and Tunica), Charles William Johnson ... has identified certain correspondences between these languages and the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Johnson considered that if the earth mounds of Louisiana shared perhaps a common geodesic grid system with the pyramids of Giza, then possibly the languages of these peoples may be related as well." [*4]


    Setting the Record Straight About Native Peoples: Lost Tribes of Israel

    Egyptian Ruins in the Grand Canyon
    Newspaper Clippings Arizona Gazette claiming Egyptian ruins in the Grand Canyon

    The April 5, 1909 edition of the Arizona Gazette [now the Arizona Republic] contained an article detailing a discovery of an underground citadel in the Grand Canyon by G. E Kinkaid.

    However, today, over a Century later, there is no real substantial evidence to support the claim that ancient Egyptians visited the Grand Canyon eons ago.

    "...the Smithsonian Institute, which is financing the expeditions, have made discoveries which almost conclusively prove that the race which inhabited this mysterious cavern, hewn in solid rock by human hands, was of oriental origin, possibly from Egypt, tracing back to Ramses. If their theories are borne out by the translation of the tablets engraved with hieroglyphics, the mystery of the prehistoric peoples of North America, their ancient arts, who they were and whence they came, will be solved. Egypt and the Nile, and Arizona and the Colorado will be linked by a historical chain running back to ages which staggers the wildest fancy ..." Arizona Gazette 1909

    Footnotes & References

    1. Ancient Egyptian Magic Pg. 170

    2. Similar plants and substances from the Old World could imitate Tobacco, Cocaine and Pot. Nicotine is not exclusive to Tobacco plants - But the "levels present in the Mummies in question were too high to have been derived from a dietary source" - Egyptian Mummies and Modern ScienceEgyptian Mummies and Modern Science Book

    3. Children Of The UniverseChildren Of The Universe Book - by Max Peck pg. 15

    4. Native Loiusianna Language linked to Hieroglyphics

    5. Egyptian Mummies and Modern ScienceEgyptian Mummies and Modern Scienceook by Rosalie David Pg. 207

    6. America B. C. - Ancient Settlers in the New WorldAmerica B. C. - Ancient Settlers in the New World by Barry Fell