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Unorthodox Thoughts

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Today is Easter, 2012.  I just came back from Cancun, Mexico with my family.  My son and I just climbed step pyramids at Ek Balam and our family overheard an archeologist (who has worked on site since the 1960s) talking to an Irish visitor about how these structures within Mesoamerica were actually most likely of Egyptian, Chinese or another Eastern Asian origin.

If you look up Ek Balam on Wikipedia, none of this connection with Egypt is talked about.  The archaeologist himself said that this idea was unconventional and not accepted by most.

On the way in, there were Maya dressed in traditional garb asking to take a picture in exchange for Peso.  I wish I had the picture taken because the warrior garb was very cool, even if it was tourist trappy.

After paying a very knowledgable guide at Chichen Itza named Manuel $60 USD for a private tour (more on that gem later), we had no more cash on hand to take a guided tour at Ek Balam.  The only solution was to eavesdrop.

Now comes the part where I show you how this has anything to do with unorthodox thoughts..

Every major ancient culture of Central and South America have a legend about a bearded man god coming from across the sea to the west to teach.  Some call him Viracochas, some call him Kukulkan, others Kon-Tiki.  He is always bearded, unlike the Maya or anyone else in that region- usually depicted as breathing life into the world.  One of the amazing things I have read as recounted by Spanish Friars is that Kukulkan was attended by 19 ‘gods’, who were wearing dark short sleeved shirts and robes.  These ‘gods’ possessed tools that made them gods of agriculture, gods of thunder and learning.

bearded man

He is the reason that the natives didn’t fight the Spanish when Cortez arrived.  He is the reason those cultures handed over their tribute to the perceived Spanish god before it was due.

Could a civilization that was located more than 7,000 miles (11,000 kilometers) away from the Yucatan, muster the logistical might to construct buildings on another continent?  If you examine anything in Egypt, you know that the Egyptians most certainly were ahead of the technology curve for their time.

Some facts> the number of steps, shapes, lines and construction of the site is in much more in line with Egyptian and Asian culture– not Mesoamerican.

Question #1>  Could the Egyptians (or Chinese) have come over to Mesoamerica and built (or help build) structures like this?

Question #2> For what gain or reason would some Egyptians migrate westward (or Chinese go Eastward) and does this construction and/or its downfall fit into some timetable that could correlate?

Question #3> Doesn’t a question like this make a lot more sense than little guys in flying saucers going around creating temples and pyramids?

Comment and I will moderate the non-nonsense into text here…


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