While digging out a new basement near Los Angeles, homeowners accidentally unearth a 3,000-year-old Phoenician altar; A treasure-hunter in Ohio finds more than he expected when his metal detector locates an Eastern Mediterranean pendant from 1000 bc; Two caches of coins minted in Imperial Rome surface along the Ohio River; A Smithsonian Institution archaeologist excavating a Native American burial mound in Tennessee removes a stone emblazoned with a second-century Hebrew inscription. These are just a few of the dramatic finds described in THE LOST WORLDS OF ANCIENT AMERICA. They confirm that the American continent was visited and influenced by visitors from Europe and the Near East hundreds, even thousands of years before its official discovery in 1492. As such, this startling, fresh proof of their powerful impact on the pre-Columbian New World offers us a different view of American origins that threatens to re-write mainstream textbooks. More than two dozen ted academics, researchers and writers have contributed to this myth-shattering volume, including: * Scott Wolter, a university-trained geologist, construction analysis company president * Dr. John J. White, editor emeritus of the Midwestern Epigraphic Society's quarterly Journal; * J.M. Allen, a former air-photo interpreter for the RAF; * Bruce Scofield, a world-class authority on Aztec astrology; * Dr. Arlan Andrews, a registered professional engineer with AT&T Bell Labs and the White House * Wayne May, founder and publisher of Ancient American magazine.
Frank Joseph became the editor in chief of Ancient American magazine when it was founded in 1993. His 20 books, which have been published in various languages throughout the world, include Discovering the Mysteries of Ancient America, Unearthing Ancient America, Atlantis and 2012 and Opening the Ark of the Covenant.