Was America truly unknown to the outside world until Christopher Columbus "discovered" it in 1492? Ancient civilizations researcher Frank Joseph reveals fascinating evidence from his new book The Lost Colonies of Ancient America: A Comprehensive Guide to the Pre-Columbian Visitors Who Really Discovered America.
Could a people gifted enough to raise the Great Pyramid 4,000 years ago have lacked the skills necessary to build a ship capable of crossing the Atlantic?
Did the Phoenicians, who circumnavigated the African continent in 600 B.C. never consider sailing farther?
Were the Vikings, the most fearless warriors and seafarers of all time, terrified at the prospect of a transoceanic voyage?
How are we to account for artifacts like an a Egyptian temple accidentally unearthed by Tennessee Valley Authority workers in 1935 or an elaborate Phoenician plate in Utah? And what about Viking wharves and houses near Boston?
The author of several popular books, Frank Joseph is Editor in Chief of Ancient American magazine and has appeared multiple times on Coast to Coast AM and other popular programs.
Frank Joseph's web site: AncientAmerican.com
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