By Frank Joseph
The tale of a mysterious southern Illinois treasure cave and its evidence of the presence of Africans in North the United States lengthy earlier than Columbus.
• contains over a hundred images of the artifacts discovered.
• Re-creates the historical voyage of King Juba and his Mauretanian sailors around the Atlantic to rebuild their society within the New international.
• Explains the secret of the Washitaws, a tribal crew of African beginning, first encountered by way of the Lewis and Clark excursion.
In 1982 Russell E. Burrows, a treasure hunter in southern Illinois, came across a cache of historic guns, jewels, and gold sarcophagi in a distant cave. There additionally have been stone drugs inscribed with illustrations of Roman-like infantrymen, Jews, early Christians, and West African sailors. those relics fueled a sour controversy within the archaeological neighborhood relating to their authenticity, major Burrows to ruin the doorway to the cave.
Researching greater than 7,000 artifacts faraway from the cave prior to it was once sealed, Frank Joseph explains how those gadgets got here to be buried in the midst of the U.S.. It all started with Cleopatra, whose daughter was once made queen of the semi-independent realm of Mauretania, present-day Morocco, which she governed along with her husband, King Juba II. Following the execution in their son, Ptolemy, by means of Emperor Caligula, the Mauretanians rebelled opposed to their Roman overlords and made their approach into what's now Ghana. There they built a fleet of ships for a transatlantic voyage to a land the place they was hoping to rebuild their nation secure from Roman rule. They took with them a superb prize unsuccessfully sought by way of Roman emperors: Cleopatra's golden treasure and King Juba's encyclopedic library of historical knowledge.
Fully illustrated with many formerly unpublished photos of artifacts retrieved from the southern Illinois web site, The misplaced Treasure of King Juba is a compelling tale which may strength us to reconsider the early heritage of our country and the chance that Africans arrived on our continent approximately fifteen centuries ahead of Columbus.
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To put it bluntly, his rational faculties had been eroded after too many years in the field. Great commanders long after him, such as Napoleon Bonaparte and Erwin Rommel, suffered similar psychological deterioration because their nerves were also subjected to the high stress of over-long military campaigning. ”3 Like Alexander the Great, Cleopatra considered herself a living deity. Her name, translating as “glory to her father,” was as much a deliberate tribute to Alexander, if not more so, than to her own natural parent.
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Discovery in Southern Illinois Chapter 8. Gold, Archaeological and Otherwise Chapter 9. Find or Fraud of the Century? Chapter 10. Fire in the Hole Chapter 11. Where Is the Cave? Chapter 12. The Pasture of Fools Chapter 13. The Testimony of the Past Chapter 14. A Rooster Speaks Chapter 15. Lost Coins and Buried Treasure Chapter 16. Epilogue: The Moment of Truth Appendix 1: A Mauretanian Time Line Appendix 2: Ancient Stone Maps Footnotes Endnotes Bibliography About the Author About Inner Traditions • Bear & Company Copyright & Permissions Preface As the editor in chief of Ancient American magazine, I am regularly prevailed upon by mostly amateur archaeologists to publish their reports of overseas visitors to our continent during pre-columbian times.
The Lost Treasure of King Juba: The Evidence of Africans in America before Columbus by Frank Joseph