Friday, March 17, 2023

Thursday, March 9, 2023

New Madrid earthquakes

The description of destruction in 3 Nephi (which never mentions volcanoes) matches the description of the massive earthquakes in Madrid, Missouri, in 1812-13.

A recent video describing the events is here:

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Mayans in Arkansas

Sometimes people who question the New York Cumorah ask me about Lehi's posterity in Latin America. We have little knowledge of events outside the narrative of the Book of Mormon (I cannot write the hundredth part of the things of my people -Words of Mormon 1:5), and even less knowledge of events postdating the Book of Mormon. 

But we do know that there have been migrations and intermarriages throughout the Americas. 

From the twitter thread I've mentioned:

This artifact was found in a cave in Arkansas over 50 years ago. UCLA's archaeology labs determined it is a genuine Maya sculpture. It is on display at the Fort Smith Museum of History.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Porthsmouth, Ohio

 From the twitter account I've mentioned before. Well worth following.

This is a painting on the floodwall along the Ohio River in Portsmouth, OH. It shows a portion of the massive Earthworks complex that was constructed around 500 BC. From the many earthworks in the city there were miles-long walkways leading to massive sites in Kentucky, one can be seen in the distance.