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Book Review: The Lost Worlds of Ancient America, edited by Frank Joseph

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The Lost Worlds of Ancient America: Compelling Evidence of Ancient Immigrants, Lost Technologies and Places of Power, edited by Frank Joseph, is a wonderful compendium of stories linking archeological finds throughout the world with the Americas. Classic dilemmas are posed to research scholars everywhere.

For instance, how do we account for an enormous stone wall which is 2000 years old and buried in Texas? That there are thousands of 1500 year old inscribed tablets scattered throughout Michigan? Many dozens of Roman coins have been  unearthed from New England to the Midwest. How did the coins get to the Americas? Did Ancient Rome commission expeditions to the New World to conduct commerce and discover new crops? These are all important remaining questions for researchers.

The Bat Creek Stone was discovered along the Little Tennessee River in 1889. The stone inscribed “for Judah” dates back to 70 to 135AD. This is the first time that a Mediterranean inscription was found anywhere in this hemisphere. How did the stone get here and when did it arrive?

An Inca Ice Maiden was discovered atop Peru’s Ampato volcano. Ancient Egyptian temple records document expeditions to the New World (Punt) in search of corncob. Ancient Egyptian artists included Indian corncobs, pineapples and other New World plants in displays of religious offerings. The obverse of a Cleveland area pendant is emblazoned with a labrys, the symbol of Minoan Civilization.

Practically speaking, the trip from Egypt to the Americas could traverse Libya, Algeria and Mauritania to Guinea Bissau. Ships would be required to cross the Atlantic to Fortaleza, Brazil – a distance of 1900 miles as the crow flies. The expedition would travel through Brazil into the Amazon Basin, Columbia and Central America.

The next part would cross Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico into Texas and then northward. Various estimates have been up to three to four years for an expedition of this magnitude in the Ancient Egyptian or even the Roman time frame. The Egyptians and the Romans had the funding resources and the political clout for a project of this magnitude.

The Minoans built many cities with palaces at the center. Minoan cities did not have walls. Knossos was one of the largest cities. The Minoans decorated the inside of the palaces with frescoes. Each palace had bathrooms with flush toilets. The rooms also had heat and running water suggesting that the Minoans had a considerable civil engineering capability. They understood water flow, elementary thermodynamics and heat transfer.

Ohio’s Great Serpent Mound attracts an extraordinary amount of lightning strikes. A seed experiment exposed upon the coils of the Serpent Mound during a thunderstorm resulted in an internal change in the seeds and a three-fold improvement in growth and disease resistance. The Serpent Mound is dated 3000 BC.

The Bahamas are near a subduction zone where material slides under the crust for recycling. This feature is consistent with things disappearing overnight. The Bahamas have Atlantean parallels matching the only land area large enough to have possessed the details outlined by Plato.

Ecuador’s pre-Inca La Olla structure compares with Japan’s Shodoshima site. Both describe grand geodomes with celestial orientations. The modern Geodesic is based on a 1949 original plan by R. Buckminster Fuller. In implementation, the geodesic uses a complex series of interlocking patterns similar to living cell designs. Geodesic domes are superior to traditional right-angle construction. The materials are lighter and utilized more efficiently.

The archeologist Harold T. Wilkens discovered an extraordinary monument related to spherical lamps at Ylo on the Pacific coast south of Arequipa, Peru. There is an indecipherable description in chemical phosphorescent on the top of the rock at the Tomb of the Inca. The important research question is whether or not the Peruvians had advanced chemical compositions with phosphorescent properties long before modern times.

The Lost Worlds of Ancient America edited by Frank Joseph is a considerable research effort aimed at connecting the dots from Ancient Rome, Greece, Atlantis, Japan and other places to the Americas. Frank Joseph provides considerable evidence to suggest that the Egyptians and Romans were in the Americas long before Leif Ericson or Christopher Columbus.

About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.
  • Jo

    This looks like a fascinating book! The Book of Mormon is a text written by an ancient American civilization that crossed the sea from the Israel area and landed in America just prior to Nebuchadnezzer’s sacking of Jerusalem. It too is a fascinating read and supports a lot of the evidence in Frank Joseph’s book.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    It is a fascinating book.