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Author Lehrburger, Carl.

Title Secrets of ancient America : archaeoastronomy and the legacy of the Phoenicians, Celts, and other forgotten explorers / Carl Lehrburger.

Publication Info. Rochester, Vermont : Bear & Company, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.1 LEH    Available
Description xii, 433 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 406-417) and index.
Contents Introduction: Challenging Long-Held Views -- Two Stories of Columbus -- American History ABC -- The Stars and the Stone -- Celtic New England -- They Settled in Mesoamerica -- Sacred Sexuality at the Pathfinder Site -- Equinox Sunrise : Celtic Sun Deities in Colorado -- Old World Cosmologies at the Anubis Caves -- More Celtic America -- Westward to a Dwelling Place of a Great Spirit -- Mojave North II : Did They Come across the Pacific? -- Features of the Great Basin "Melting Pot" -- Midwest Relics, Mounds, and Controversy -- Hebrews, Romans, and Early Christians -- More to Learn -- The Legecy of the Conquest America before the Arrival of the Spanish -- Awakening a New History.
Summary "As the myth of Columbus 'discovering' America falls from the pedestal of established history, we are given the opportunity to discover the real story of the New World and the visitors, from both East and West, who traveled there long before 1492. Sharing his more than 25 years of research and travel to sites throughout the Americas, Carl Lehrburger employs epigraphy, archaeology, and archaeoastronomy to reveal extensive evidence for pre-Columbian explorers in ancient America. He provides more than 300 photographs and drawings of sites, relics, and rock art, including Celtic and Norse runes in New England, Phoenician and Hebrew inscriptions in the Midwest, and ancient Shiva linga and Egyptian hieroglyphs in the West. He uncovers the real story of Columbus and his motives for coming to the Americas. He reinterprets many well-known archaeological and astronomical finds, such as the Ohio Serpent Mound, America's Stonehenge in New Hampshire, and the Crespi Collection in Ecuador. He reveals Celtic, Hebrew, Roman, early Christian, Templar, Egyptian, Chinese, and Japanese influences in famous stones and ruins, reconstructing the record of what really happened on the American continents prior to Columbus. He also looks at Hindu influences in Mesoamerica and sacred sexuality encoded in archaeological sites. Expanding upon the work of well-known diffusionists such as Barry Fell and Gunnar Thompson, the author documents the travels and settlements of trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific explorers, miners, and settlers who made it to the Americas and left their marks for us to discover. Interpreting their sacred symbols, he shows how their teachings, prayers, and cosmologies reveal the cosmic order and sacred landscape of the Americas"--Back cover.
Subject Archaeoastronomy -- America.
Sacred space -- America.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- America.
Inscriptions, Ancient -- America.
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Pre-Columbian.
America -- Antiquities.
ISBN 9781591431930 (paperback)
159143193X (paperback)

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