American Midwest effigy mounds

By David Hill In Travel

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25th June, 2011
When 18th-century European explorers began finding the enigmatic, clearly artificial earth mounds along the Upper Mississippi, they knew this couldn’t be the work of Native Americans. Native Americans were primitive, savage, already being eased out to make room for superior settlers. No, such earthworks, the length of a room or a bridge, were clearly created by an advanced civilisation. Wandering Greeks were an obvious candidate. So were Vikings, Ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, the Lost Tribes of Israel, or refugees from the doomed lands of Atlantis or Mu. Some early archaeologists bolstered ...

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