The Los Lunas Decalogue Stone

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The Los Lunas Decalogue Stone

I never heard of this one before.
That would proove that some people in the ancient world travelled a lot more than we're thinking.
The vikings for exemple came in North America way before Colombus did.
Here might be another exemple of some ancient civ. visiting America in a distant past.
The Los Lunas Decalogue Stone - How In The World Did The Ten Commandments Get To America Before Columbus Did

The Los Lunas Decalogue Stone is a huge boulder on the side of Hidden Mountain, near Los Lunas, New Mexico, approximately 35 miles south of Albuquerque. This stone shows the Ten Commandments written in ancient paleo-Hebrew script.

In 1996, Professor James D. Tabor of the University of North Carolina - Charlotte, interviewed the late Professor Frank Hibben (1910-2002), a retired University of New Mexico archaeologist, "who is convinced that the inscription is ancient and thus authentic. He reports that he first saw the text in 1933. At the time it was covered with lichen and patination and was hardly visible. He was taken to the site by a guide who had seen it as a boy, back in the 1880s."

The scholars who have studied this stone date it anywhere from 500 to 3000 years old. That almost assuredly means it pre-dates the arrival of Christopher Columbus to America.

So how in the world did a copy of the Ten Commandments in ancient Hebrew get to North America before Christopher Columbus arrived?

We believe that the key is in studying the Phoenicians.

The ?Phoenicians? were THE great seafaring people of the ancient world. Most agree they were originally from the coastal areas of Israel and Lebanon, but they founded many, many settlements all around the Mediterranean in their travels. In fact, the great ancient city of Carthage was founded by them. It is well documented that the Phoenicians got as far as Spain, and many believe that they eventually were able to cross the Atlantic and get to North America. If any ancient culture would have been able to cross the Atlantic, it would have HAD to have been the great seafaring Phoenician people.

So exactly who were the Phoenicians? The Greek historian Herodotus (484-425 A.D.) called the Israelites ?Phoenicians?. It is also a fact that the ancient Hebrew language and the ancient Phoenician language are virtually identical. The great ancient Phoenician cities of Tyre and Sidon were just north of ancient Israel.

And did you know that the Phoenicians also founded the Etruscan civilization in Italy? Scholars have found that some of those Phoenicians brought the worship of the Lord with them.

Early 19th century noted antiquarian scholar, Sir William Betham, studied the Celtic origins of Europe, and his studies of early Italy were published in a two-volume work, "Etruria Celtica." Betham reproduced ancient coins from the kingdom of Utruria, in Italy, known as the Etruscan civilization. Interestingly, several of the Utrurian coins discovered were minted in honor of their deity, which was none other than Yahweh, God of the Hebrews!

So how did the Ten Commandments inscribed in ancient Hebrew show up in New Mexico? Nobody knows the answer for sure. But to us it seems that the most reasonable answer is to say that the greatest seafaring people by far of the ancient world, the "Phoenicians", came to North America and brought the covenant of their God with them.​
Shattered Paradigm: The Los Lunas Decalogue Stone - How In The World Did The Ten Commandments Get To America Before Columbus Did?

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there you have it guys proof poss. fred and barney cartoons are real.
flintstones version of kinkos
 

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Yeah, fred cartoons are real !

We don't know how they got these 10 commandments, perhaps some Phoenicians went there a very long time ago !

I would like to know what Harte thinks of this one.

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Harte

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It's a modern carving, filled with mistakes, which no self-respecting Hebrew would have made.

There are three key problems with the Los Lunas inscription. The first is that the text can not be dated to ancient times. A technique of measuring desert varnish was used by George E. Morehouse. His test rendered a date of 500 to 2000 years before the present. The wide range of dates should give a clue to the inaccuracy of the test. Even in the best conditions the test is unreliable and gives dates far older than what is known for the object tested.

The second is that the writer did not know the technique for writing an inscription which ws to be displayed prominently. Ancient scribes would first write their message in chalk or something similar before they scratched the message. The writer of Los Lunas knew neither this technique nor his Hebrew very well because he forgot where he was in one of the most popular passages in the Hebrew Bible. Sometimes he shortened the text, but in one case he flat lost his place and had to include a caret.

Carets and the like are not unknown in antiquity. But the upside down V mark does not appear in any Hebrew text before Medieval times. It may appear in Codex Sinaiticus (I have not had the chance to check yet), but it does not occur in Hebrew texts.

The caret mark in the Los Lunas inscription has a peculiarity about it. There is a dot underneath it, a period at the end of a sentence. This dot and others like it are the most crucial pieces of evidence that Los Lunas was written by someone who did not know ancient writing techniques. Prior to the turn of the turn of the era, Hebrew used dots not as markers for the end of a sentence but as word-dividers.

The writer of Los Lunas did his best. But I doubt that he would have figured that a century later there would be so easy access to so much information that would show his writing for what it is.

How many times I gots ta tell y'all to go read the info at Doug's Archaeology Site?

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Thanks for the link Harte, it's in my bookmarks now !
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