Archaeologists have unearthed several strange unexplained objects and stones with ancient inscriptions on them in the United States that seem to point to the discovery of America happening hundreds or even thousands of years before Columbus did.
Were ancient people travelling the oceans to America thousands of years before history tells us? Was the United States discovered thousands of years before Columbus did? These are questions that intrigue all of us and the answers are not as simple as yes or no. Archaeologists and historians have given us a pretty good picture of life in the United States before Columbus’s big discovery but there have also been objects and inscriptions found that point to ancient people being in America thousands of years before it too. Below are some of the most baffling objects found with inscriptions that point to America being discovered way before Columbus:
Hebrew Inscription Stones and Objects
Discovered in June 1860 at the Newark Earthworks in Ohio by David Wyrick. The stone is named a keystone because of its general shape but the corners are rounded so it was not used as a keystone. Most archaeologists think the knob at the end was held in the right hand and then was turned to read the inscriptions on all four sides in succession. Estimates of its age is anywhere from 100BC-500AD. The stone has four inscriptions (one on each side) that are written in an ancient Hebrew script. The four sides translate as follows:
· Melek Eretz, “King of the Earth”
· Torath YHWH, “The Law of God”
· Devor YHWH, “The Word of God”
Discovered in November 1860 about ten miles South of the Newark Earthworks in Ohio by David Wyrick. The stone is inscribed on all sides with a shortened version of the Ten Commandments or Decalogue written in ancient Hebrew. There is also a robed bearded figure on the front of the stone who is identified as Moses with his name carved right over his head. Estimates of its age is anywhere from 100BC-500AD.
Bat Creek Inscription Stone
Discovered in 1889 at a Native American burial mound near Bat Creek by John Emmert of the Smithsonian Institute. The stone has been controversial since its discovery and no definitive answers have been reached yet. Some archaeologists see the inscription as a Cherokee alphabet, others see it as Paleo-Hebrew one and others feel it is just a fraud. Most feel the inscription matches an ancient Masonic one and translates as “Holy To Yahweh”.