Egyptian artifacts of the Grand Canyon

April 5, 1909, "Phoenix Gazette" published a long article that described the discoveries made by a group of scientists led by Professor SA Jordan and JI Kincaid of the Smithsonian Institution. The article described the expedition of Jordan to the Grand Canyon, where he went in search of minerals. What they found there, they said, was far more important than any minerals and was called the Egyptian artifacts of the Grand Canyon.

What they found there, they said, was far more important than any minerals and was called the Egyptian artifacts of the Grand Canyon

The publication stated that the members of the expedition came across a labyrinth of tunnels leading to the central vaulted crypt located a mile deeper than the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Around the crypt, diverging in the radial directions, there were several hundred rooms, where a carefully decorated bronze weapon was found, and the walls were painted with frescoes and hieroglyphs, which could be attributed to both Indian and Egyptian civilizations. In another crypt, rows of male mummies were found, each on its own shelf cut in the rock. Next to each mummy was a brass urn or goblet and a broken sword lay. The higher the mummies were, the more subtle the urns standing next to them, demonstrating that they belong to a later period.

Many Egyptian artifacts of the Grand Canyon were made of hardened copper, and it can be made only by a very complex melting process. There were also found "workshops", where the smelting was carried out, as well as a kind of gray metal that scientists of the early 20th century could not identify, but described how similar to platinum. Material similar to cement was used to construct round granaries, full of various seeds. One of the granaries was located on a ledge of rock at an altitude of 7 m, and in the wall you could see two copper hooks, apparently, so that they could hang a ladder to get to the grain.

Throughout its length the tunnels were decorated with wall carvings and stone plates either with ancient Egyptian or ancient Indian hieroglyphs. Jordan and Kincaid also found something like a chapel with a huge statue of some kind of deity, very reminiscent of the early Buddha images.

They found nothing that looked like sleeping rooms, no animal remains, no clothes, but they stumbled upon a room that they had taken over the dining room, as there were a lot of kitchen utensils in it.

Find the Egyptian artifacts of the Grand Canyon on the North American continent as an archaeological evidence of the fact that the early civilizations crossed the Atlantic Ocean or Pacific Ocean long before Columbus - means to make a revolution in the modern interpretation of the past. Traditionally, the indigenous peoples of the Americas were believed to originate from the pioneers of the glacial period who came to America via the Bering Strait, and that, at least in North America, they lived in isolation from any other civilization until Columbus appeared there.

Evidence of the early Egyptian or Asian influence, which they claimed to have found Jordan and Kincaid, could radically change this widespread theory, if it were confirmed.

Of course, the question immediately arises - where are these Egyptian artifacts of the Grand Canyon now? The 1909 publication clearly stated that the Smithsonian Institution under Professor Jordan would conduct intensive research in caves and the crypts of the Grand Canyon, "which will continue until all links in the chain are linked together".

Recently, the World Club of Researchers, an organization based in the United States, decided to sort out this issue. They contacted the Smithsonian Institution in Washington and were informed there that there were no reports of these discoveries or information about people who were claiming them.

Today, many places in the Grand Canyon are Egyptian or Indian names: Osiris Temple, Pyramid of Cheops, Monastery of Buddha. But all these areas are considered dangerous and remain out of reach of tourists and even the majority of employees of the national reserve. Thus, the question of the existence of the Egyptian artifacts of the Grand Canyon remains open.