Evidence for ancient voyages to America

The established presence of Romans and probably Phoenicians in the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa has led some researchers to suggest the islands may have been used as a stepping-off point for pre-Columbian journeys to the Americas. As these islands lie along the same favorable sea route taken by Columbus on his first voyage, ancient Phoenicians could have voyaged across the Atlantic to the Americas in ancient times, carrying their beliefs and knowledge with them. This hypothesis is supported by a number of apparent Phoenician ruins off the Bahamas and various non-indiginous artifacts discovered on the American mainland.



While the mainstream academic community has yet to embrace this possibility, many similarities between the New and Old Worlds have yet to be explained. These include a common pyramidal temple building tradition and certain religious beliefs and practices. An openminded review of the evidence suggests seminal elements of human civilization have a common origin and that a common set of traditions was spread around the world via transoceanic voyages. 
 
The point of origin for these traditions may be a nomadic "dark" people known as "Aethiopian" (apart from the African country) who migrated west and east to Egypt and China. These people are believed to originate in Joppa, Phoencia, but were considered part of a more ancient Vedic empire centered in the Indus Valley near Tibet.
 
Vedic beliefs and practices included:
1) a musical-astronomical mythology founded on "sruti" and "shabda" in the Hindu Vedas,
2) the study of harmonic patterning in nature, known as the "Sound Current' or "Audible Life Stream", and
3) pyramidal temple building modeled after the Vedic spiritual cosmology of "Mount Meru."
 
In addition to forming the foundation for Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Indian, Chinese and later European civilizations, these Vedic traditions could have also migrated to the Americas through expert Phoenician sailors. In this way, the American Indians could have loosely modeled their civilizations on Vedic beliefs and practices originating in India and introduced by the Phoenicians.
 
On the Vedic empire:
http://www.vedicempire.com/
On the Phoenicians originating in India:
http://www.phoenicia.org/
 
Evidence for ancient Phoenician voyages to America
 
Phoenician underwater ruins off Bimini, the Bahamas

While the mainstream archaeological community is unwilling to consider that anything archaeological in nature exists in the Bimini area, the fact remains that there are many intriguing and genuine mysteries there. From Bimini to Andros there are many sites worthy of real investigation. Some of these are obviously “historical” era relics, but nonetheless they merit recognition.


Bimini ruins 

Marble Ruins in 30-feet of water 7-miles North of Bimini

In a well-defined area is a white marble temple pediment and multiple layers of marble beams, slabs, and other marble pieces. These are apparently from a shipwreck in the early 1800s. This extremely impressive “pile” merits salvage and reconstruction on Bimini as a local attraction. 


Marble ruins
 
The Bimini Road

While skeptics with questionable tactics assert the Bimini Road is a natural formation of beachrock our investigations with archaeologist Bill Donato have definitively shown it is the remains of a harbor formation dated to about 3000-4000 B.C. There are multiple layers of stone blocks in many areas, wedge stones under many large blocks, toolmarks on some stones, and some stone anchors there along with ballast stone, small marble, and other interesting artifacts. Complete details are on the dvd The Ancient Bimini Harbor.


Bimini Road
 
Marble and stone columns near the Bimini inlet
Nearly 30 columns or cement cylinders were found with two fluted marble columns in shallow water near the inlet between N. and S. Bimini. The marble columns were taken but fully documented by geologists and others. Some of the supposedly lime-kiln cement columns are still there.
 
Paradise Point Pier—to the East of the Bimini Road
This is clearly a manmade jetty or harbor that is in some ways more interesting than the Bimini Road. It is a long line of huge stone blocks arranged vertically running for several hundred feet off the coast into deeper water.
 
Proctors Road—just off the north Bimini shoreline
This is a mile-long irregular line of stone that has 5 spaced stone circles that look identical to what are called “mooring circles” in the Mediterranean.
 
Stone Anchors near Proctors’ Road
In association with the line of stones called Proctor’s Road are dozens of stone anchors. These are of several types. Some are simple stones that have bore holes that were used as throw-away anchors. However, there are also multi-holed, well-carved stone anchors that are identical to Phoenician anchors. The largest we have found was a 600-pound stone in a heart shape. It was carbon dated to 30 B.C. Complete details are on the dvd The Ancient Bimini Harbor.
 
Rectangular Formations in 110-feet of water 5-miles off North Bimini
This curious set of 50 or so rectangular forms lying on a flat, sandy bottom was first found by Bill Donato in a side-scan sonar project. There are building blocks on and embedded into several of these. A 2010 ARE expedition with a member of Donato’s team decided that these were probably natural formations, however, the presence of the building blocks is intriguing.
 
Odd Bottom Formations in 150-350-feet deep water 6 miles off North Bimini
A large area has been side-scanned and filmed that shows intriguing paths, domes, and unusual shapes at this deep-water site. Many of the researchers who have investigated this site believe that it shows manmade features.
 
Building Ruins in 15-feet of water off South Bimini
We reported on this unexpected find in 2010 and it is shown in the Search for Edgar Cayce’s Atlantis dvd. This is a clearly defined building foundation with the walls extending down into sand at least 4-6 feet. Dating on the site should be available next month.
 
Basalt slabs and carved enclosures with steps in 15-feet of water 8-miles south of Bimini
This was also shown in the dvd The Search for Edgar Cayce’s Atlantis. Numerous carved slabs of basalt are located within what appear to be carved enclosures in this area. There is also what appears to be a long, multilayered wall adjacent to it and carved steps on a wall.
 
Andros Platform off North Andros
This is a harbor formation made from 3 separate lines of increasingly high slabs of stone in 10-15 feet of water. It dates to 3000 B.C. It was shown in the dvd documentary The ARE’s Search for Atlantis.
 
Wall near Andros Platform
Well-hidden on high land near the Andros Platform is the remains of a stone wall that predates any local knowledge. It may be associated with pirate activity. It is near Morgan’s Bluff making it likely it was a concealed pirate fortification.
 
Joulter’s Wall—north of Andros
A definitive wall runs in shallow water between two Joulter’s islands in this seldom visited, difficult to reach location. The wall is made from cut limestone and is clearly manmade, but its function and dating are totally unknown. A large square platform of stone blocks is attached to the wall. Long-term locals state that it has “always” been there. The water leading to these islands is extremely shallow, essentially several miles with depths between one to 5 feet.
 
Temple remains on Andros at Mangrove Cay
As shown in the dvd The ARE’s Search for Atlantis, the remains of a temple that once stood on a high limestone outcrop that runs down Andros. The local owner, Samuel Rolle, is now deceased, and regretted selling most of the blocks from the site to build the local government official’s residence. He was credible and related that there was once a stone temple structure there, but all that remained was evidence of a foundation.
 
Huge arrangements of stone blocks off the Berry Island chain
This is an anomalous, multi-layered set of huge stone blocks in 30-feet of water off the main Berry Island. It has not been investigated.
 
Numerous plane and shipwrecks at Bimini and Andros
To date we have found the remains of 24 planes and several shipwrecks. Two of the planes were reported as missing in the Bermuda Triangle. One shipwreck off South Bimini is supposedly Phoenician. Many shipwrecks are found in deep water off Bimini as well as at the Moselle Shoal north of Bimini.
 
Curious arrangements of stone on the Great Bahama Bank off Andros
We have filmed about 4 places off western Andros showing odd arrangements of stone blocks. Nothing was definitive on any of these but they lie in shallow areas where large boats cannot travel. There are another 100 spots we identified in aerial surveys we have yet to visit.
 
Anguilla Arc at Cay Sal
On the remote island of Cay Sal is what definitely appears to be a harbor made from cut blocks of beachrock. It is at the same depth as the Andros Platform and the Bimini Road. One stone anchor has been found there.
 
Mexico - The "Roman" Tecaxic-Calixtlahuaca head

A small terra cotta Roman head, showing a beard and European-like features, was found in 1933 (in the Toluca Valley, 72 kilometres southwest of Mexico City) in a burial offering under three intact floors of a pre-colonial building dated between 1476 and 1510. The artifact has been studied by Roman art authority Bernard Andreae, director emeritus of the German Institute of Archaeology in Rome, Italy, and Austrian anthropologist Robert von Heine-Geldern, both of whom stated that the style of the artifact was compatible with small Roman sculptures of the 2nd century. In 1999, the head was dated by Thermoluminescence dating to 870 BCE–1270 CE. If genuine the find provides evidence for at least a one-time contact between the Old and New Worlds.


Tecaxic-Calixtlahuaca head looks like an ancient Greek.
 
Bolivian Fuente Magna
Another example of possible pre-Columbian voyages to America is the 
Fuente Magna, also known as the Fuente Bowl. This is a large stone vessel, resembling a libation bowl. It is asserted to have been found in the 1950s by a worker from the CHUA Hacienda near Tiwanaku, west of La Paz, Bolivia. The inscription has been claimed to contain Sumerian writing, and is said to resemble that on the later found Pokotia Monolith. It resides in a small museum in Calle Jaén, La Paz, Bolivia; Museo de metales preciosos "Museo de Oro".
 
Greek Eleusinian Amphora patterns in Incan pottery
Greek meanders (greek keys), spiral decorations found on ceramic bowl in Peru.
 

Greek Eleusinian Amphora (Museum of Eleusis)
 

Peruvian pottery (6-9th cent AD)

Similarities between Mayan and Hindu traditions
 
New World Indian
Serpent gods
Tikal - urban centre of pre-Columbian Maya featuring a tall pyramidal temple.
Peru - Cuzco considered the navel of the Universe.
Amaru Muru - Puerta de Marka gateway near Like Titicaca. Translates as "serpent father".
Maya Blue - used in pre-Columbian artworks, sculptures, murals, textiles and human sacrifices.
Quetzalcoatl - a feathered serpent deity corresponding to the planet Venus.
Ayahuasca - a psychotropic brew taken to communicate with gods.
Zampona - reeds cut and lashed together to form musical scales.
Bow and Arrow
 
Old World Indian
Serpent gods
Tikal - Vedic name for a temple
Meru - Vedic name for a mountain at the center of the Universe inhabited by asuras or serpents.
Hindu Blue - Indigo dye used to indicate deities.
Asuras - Hindu serpent deities. The goddess of the asuras was Shukra, associated with the planet Venus.
Soma - a psychotropic brew taken to communicate with gods.
Pan Flute - a Greek instrument (probably Chinese invention) made of reeds cut and lashed together to form musical scales.
Bow and Arrow
 


Blue color used in Hindu & Mayan deities, as well as modern superheroes.


Addendum

Phoencian Purple

The relationship between Phoencia and Canaan. Canaan was the land extending from Egypt to western India which was still under the influence of the Phoencians and Vedic Aethiopean religion. The Phoencians were known as the "purple people," due to their trade of purple dye and textiles, and Canaan was considered the holy "land of purple". The mythical Phoenix is a Phonecian symbol connected to Vena (a feathered serpent), so was the feminine counterpart to the male dragon. Phoenix then also means "purple" and was considered a royal color, used by kings, Jesus, Merovingians, British Royalty and such. The reason for all this was always such a mystery to me until I realized that purple is the divine proportion in the color wheel when measured from cyan - the color of the sky. Purple is not a real color, but one synthesized by the eyes and brain to mend the spiraling logarithmic EM light spectrum into a closed cycle. I think the Phoencians (and the Aethiopeans) knew this fact and saw purple as a divine color and representative of the divine constant of nature.

Purple Phoenix

Flavius Philostratus (c. AD 170), who wrote the biography Life of Apollonius of Tyana, refers to the phoenix as a bird living in India, but sometimes migrating to Egypt every five hundred years. His account is clearly inspired by Garuda, the bird of the Hindu god Vishnu. According to many, the flamingo of East Africa might have contributed to the myth of phoenix.[8][9] This bright pink or white bird nests on salt flats that are too hot for its eggs or chicks to survive; it builds a mound several inches tall and large enough to support its egg, which it lays in that marginally cooler location. The convection currents around these mounds resembles the turbulence of a flame. In zoology, flamingos are part of the family Phoenicopteridae, from the generic name Phoenicopterus or "phoenix-winged.