I am a Swedish RPG fan who sometime make pen and paper stuff for roleplaying conventions. I love RPGs, MMOs and turned based strategy games, listens to metal and work as a CNC coder/industrial worker.
I currently live in Malmö (next to Coopenhagen) but will be moving to Öland soon. And for the moment I work weekends so I have plenty of spare time on weekdays but will be unavaliable saturdays and sundays.
And I know stuff about history that makes people stare very strangely at me, just love to read about the past without any specific favorite period.
I can use a sword, have a good one as well (hand made copy with the original from about year 1000) as a chainmail and helmet but I wouldn't call myself good with it.
My favorite beverage is Guiness.
Loke666 there is some belief that Egypt was trading with Asian cultures that in turn were trading with American continent cultures.
Sounds logical to me. Still need to be proven though but not that unlikely.
Pyramids and temples in Grand Canyon that unlike the ones in egypt can't be identified (or even entered) is another matter. I can't prove that they aren't something the Egyptians made but the ball is in the other court here, the vids does not prove anything.
There are far better evidence to support that Irish monks were in North America 1500 years ago (well, we have St Brennans story and the fact that plants he describes are rather spot on), that is still very weak evidence wise but there are at least some which makes it possible but still in need of more evidence. They did sail to Iceland before the Vikings and possibly Greenland at least.
Of course, getting an expert Egyptolog to look on the so called "temples" would solve the thing for good but I don't think that is what the people here are after.
Soon people will claim bigfoot built the Newport tower...
The Egyptian ships were not good enough to travel to the new world. The Phoenicians possible had ships that could do the journey in ancient times (not the same thing at all as that they did but they at least would be more logical here even if no evidence I know of would suggest they did) but not the Egyptians. To my knowledge were most Egyptian ships made for the Nile even though some sailed the red sea and the northern coast.
There certainly are a lot of things we don't know about the ancient world and there have certainly been pre columbian contact between Europe and North America.
Historians thought that the viking sagas depicting Norse settlements in NA was just a sory until the archeologist found L'Anse aux Meadows, a small ship repair point that was clearly Norse. The sagas speak about 3 settlements and there is really no reason to doubt that.
Also, the tobacco and Cocain traces in Egypt mumies is indded true, we have no clue where it came from.
That said, I seen some things from the guy in the top vid, he would fit right in with the "Ancient aliens" crew. And the pyramids in Grand canyon is a bunch of hoghwash, see the show "how the earth was made" to learn how the cliffs look like they do.
It is possible that some ancient Egyptians were in the New world or someone from there visited Egypt but the actual proofs for that are still lacking. Shows like "America Unearthed" and similar always find zillion of things "pre-columbian" just like ancient aliens find tons of "alien" artifacts.
There are hints that there were some kind of ancient trade between Asia and North America but in that case I think it would be likelier that that route would be between Alaska and Siberia but that is of course just a guess and have zero sscientific value, just like these vids.
There is a lot of mysteries in time, like where King Salamos Diamond mines are located (mineral experts do have seen a lot of ancient diamonds not belonging to any known mine), who mined hundreds of tons of copper in ancient Canada and so on but history is not based on wild guesses, we need actual proofs for it.
Smithsonians are clearly rather sceptical but they would not hide things like that because there would be no point, stuff like Egyptian artifacts in NA would increase their visitors a lot. For that matter have they agreed that things like the Clovis first theory is wrong and that homo sapiens clearly left Africa eaarlier then first thought (based among others on finds in Australia).
The whole idea that the government would conspire about ancient things like this is stupid, they have more then enough to cover their own screw ups and paying millions of dollars to cover up something that doesn't affect them besides generating more tourist is insane.
Archeologists and historians are often far too set into things but only religious fanatics would actually hide or destroy evidence and normaly they will change view if they get enough evidence. That is not the case here but it was with the Vikings in new foundland.
Did the vikings ever visit what is the US today? That had never been proven, it is actually very likely (that the explorers would stop when reaching new foundland seems unlikely to me at least). And yes, there is the Kensington rock that has been debated for a long time. The Scandinavian rune experts thinks it is genuine because it uses a very specific kind of calender that only was used by monks in Wisby in the 12th to 15th century and not something the guy they suggest might have forged it would know and I agree but that was the 14th century, long after the vikings.
And yes, the correct term is "Native American", indians lives in India. Amerigo Vespuccias proved that America was not India over 500 years ago so let's not go there. Hopi or Navajo would be even better since they are more precise (they mentioned Hopi but there have been other tribes in the area).