Mysteries Lost History and Legends of Ancient America

Posted on November 23, 2010

Book Review

Ever since I was a child I have always been fascinated by subjects like ancient Egypt and Atlantis. But it always seemed like these places and events were always far away, generally on the other side of the world. America was a newer place and had seen much less history but there were no mysteries, enigmas, or great legends other than those of the Native Americans. For all we knew the land was nothing but wild animals until the native peoples arrived.

As I grew and I read more and more about the world around us I began to discover that America was much older than I had imagined. I read about strange stone formations and structures, artifacts, myths, ancient peoples, and even mummies that all seemed out of place among what was known about America. As the years went by I read as many books as I could on the subject. In recent years there have been a few programs dealing with ancient America on television too.

Discovering the Mysteries of Ancient America Lost History and Legends, Unearthed and Explored

Discovering the Mysteries of Ancient America

So no too long ago I was reading about a relatively new book (i.e. one I had not heard of before) that was devoted entirely to Ancient America. Most of the books and television programs I have seen only covered Ancient America in one portion or chapter. The full title of the book is Discovering the Mysteries of Ancient America Lost History and Legends, Unearthed and Explored. And when I saw that Zechariah Sitchin contributed to the book it grabbed my interest even more.

Discovering the Mysteries of Ancient America Lost History and Legends, Unearthed and Explored talks about ancient technology and discusses the possible connection of ancient America with Egypt, the Vikings, Africans, Romans and even the Knights Templar. Full of articles that live up to the title.

Although the book was a fantastic read I know that I will take it from the shelf and refer to it many times again. I especially love the index, a good reference book has to have a good index and this one does!

This is a personal book review by “CareTaker”. I have read this book and would highly recommend it to those interested in the subject. I am not being paid to write or publish this. This is my honest opinion about this book.

Excerpt from the publishers description:

The nursery rhyme begins, “In fourteen hundred and ninety two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Less well-known is the line that follows: “�to learn if the old maps were true.” How can there be “old maps” of a land no one knew existed? Were others here before Columbus? What were their reasons for coming and what unexplained artifacts did they leave behind?

The oceans were highways to America rather than barriers, and when discoverers put ashore, they were greeted by unusual inhabitants. From the discovery of Roman relics in Arizona and California’s Chinese treasure, to Viking rune-stones in Minnesota and Oklahoma and the mysterious religions of ancient Americans.

What role did extraterrestrials have in the lives of ancient civilizations? What ancient pyramids and towers tell us about the people who built them? Are they some sort of portals to another dimension? What prehistoric technologies have been discovered, and what can they tell us about early settlers, their religious beliefs, and possible other-worldly visitors? What are America�s lost races and what happened to them?

Discovering the Mysteries of Ancient America Lost History and Legends, Unearthed and Explored is available from New Page Books or wherever books are sold.




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15 Responses to “Mysteries Lost History and Legends of Ancient America”
  1. Jaybee says:

    Then, you my friend, are obviously not familiar with the Anasazi. They lived more than a thousand years ago throughout the four-corners region of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. The Anasazi left behind many fine examples of rock paintings, pottery and basket-weaving…but their most famous legacy are the remarkable sandstone cliff dwellings they built in alcoves high above the canyon floors of their desert home. Around 1300 A.D., the Anasazi abandoned their cliffside homes and disappeared as mysteriously as they arrived in these canyons thirteen centuries earlier.

    When we visited Mesa Verde, the guide said the earliest folks to discover the ruins found tools, food, clothes, etc. as if the Anasazi had simply walked away one day – but never returned. So you have to wonder, if they were going to migrate somewhere else, why wouldn’t they pack tools, clothes, bedding – weapons? It was very interesting to me.

    • Caretaker says:

      Yes, I am familiar with the Anasazi. Why would you say that I wasn’t?

      • Jaybee says:

        Oh, because you typed in “But it always seemed like these places and events were always far away, generally on the other side of the world.”

        Of course, you followed that up with “America was a newer place and had seen much less history but there were no mysteries, enigmas, or great legends other than those of the Native Americans.” – which I obviously did not compute! Sorry about that. Growing up close to a reservation, they have enough tales to fill lots of books, that’s for sure.

        • Caretaker says:

          Actually, I was talking about when I was a child. :) and that was many years ago.

          “…I was a child…” and “…As I grew and I read…”

  2. Stephie says:

    This Book sounds interesting! I have to go get this Book over the weekend. There are so many mysteries of the World and to learn about them is exciting. I have watched History and Discovery channals and also read Books on such subjects. Its amazing to think that the Romans and Egyptians roamed over America in Ancient times. Fascinating CareTaker, Thanks again for another Great Reveiw for me to check out!

  3. trolldoll says:

    i’m sure it’s worth the reading!! there are enough mysteries in this world to last a thousands of lifetimes!

  4. DearTuffy says:

    Have you heard of “America’s Stonehenge” in Salem, New Hampshire. I hate the name, which was renamed from it’s original “Mystery Hill” — because it’s not Stonehenge, and calling it that distracts from what it is. It is an ancient stone settlement that is NOT Native American. It dates to the Archaic Maritimes era and the architecture is more like the dolmans and cairns seen in the islands off of Ireland and Scotland. Unfortunately many people fooled with the stones over the milleniums — Native Americans, Colonists, Settlers, even artifacts indicating that it might have been used as part of the Underground Railroad. But all these people messed it up and no one really knows who built it or what some of the structures were used for. There are small standing stones that do mark the Solstices, Equinoxes and one 19 year Lunar cycle. Actually there are a lot of interesting stone structures throughout the north and south east and mysteries such as Oak Island.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Sounds pretty cool but I know of a culture much older then the Anazani.Ever hear of the Clovis people? This was in a time when when Pangea was already being pulled apart.
    Also keep in mind though- Egyptian artifacts have been stolen all over the world so when dating them, how far down in the ground were they& what kind of corrosion?

    The only one I can’t explain are the viking markings, but I wouldn’t doubt people had boats.
    These people aren’t cave neandarthals like everyone thinks we were in the dinasuar ages.
    We’re pretty advanced for human beings and so far the Clovis people are the oldest beings on record found in North America.

  6. katie says:

    I would check with radiocarbon dating and as for people in North America- the oldest found on record are the Clovis people a thousand years after the last ice age wich gives you the approximate time in which Pangea turned into the continents we know today,
    meaning there were people long before the 13 original colonies.

    Some believe this is where the Native Americans come from in the first place,
    but then you also have Cortez in South America who had his empire all the way from Chile’ to California forcing Aztecs,Incas, and Mayans to work for him on gold mines.

    You also have a lot of trading and black marketing going around especially on egyptian and chinese goods,because we did have trading in the 1700′s &1800′s. (Think, industrial revolution and colonial times, continental trade-burmuda triangle).

    As for the Vikings, oh yes they had ships- by that time humans weren’t nomads, they had farming and other buildings as well as ships.

  7. LMC says:

    As I read everything so many answers ran through my head I couldn’t decide what to post… First off thanks for the info caretaker ( of the book )

    As a Native American I have to say… Myths, legends, mysteries, histories of the ancient Americans have not been lost there are countless stories from different tribes, from our version of little people to evil creatures, from heroes to villains, our version of gos & demons… The belief of different tribes where they came from, some believed we came from underground… Some believed we lived on a sea turtles back, about the same time when others on the otherside of the world thought the world was flat. I can go on go take a class or two maybe more on Native American history you’ll find out allot about the myths, legends & history of Native Americans…

    ummm wasn’t Columbus looking for a quicker route to take to get to the countries Spain traded with, thats what the rhym was talking about the old map? (it is told when Columbus landed in America he thought he was in India thats why they called Native Americans Indians… Or was that a joke?) Lol can’t remember.

    • LMC says:

      Sorry typo from my phone… I meant to say gods & demons… Not gos & demons… Forgive :-D please

    • Anonymous says:

      Just saw America before Columbus… National Geographic… Columbus was looking for a faster route to India, so it is true he thought he was in India when he came upon the New World.

    • LMC says:

      I was right Columbus was looking for a faster route to India, he thought he was in India when he came upon the New World :-D

      • Caretaker says:

        Yes, Columbus was lost and in fact he was not even close to being the first to see the so-called Americas. In fact America was named after another guy Amerigo Vespucci… but guess what he wasnt the first either. I think it quite funny that academia tries to discuss “who discovered America?” Well, it is completely obvious that the “native” people discovered it centuries before the Europeans and others came strolling by. It Was Already Discovered and people with a long history of family, traditions and heritage (not savage wild animals) inhabited the place! It would be like a bunch of us getting together and going over to Australia and slaughtering as many as we could and boasting to yourselves that we have discovered a new land. Its just crazy talk we might call americentric!

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