The tale of a strange southerly Illinois treasure cavern as well as its evidence of the presence of Africans in North America long before Columbus.
– Consists of over ONE HUNDRED pictures of the artifacts found.
– Re-creates the historical voyage of King Juba and also his Mauretanian sailors across the Atlantic to rebuild their culture in the New World.
– Describes the puzzle of the Washitaws, a tribal group of African beginning, first run into by the Lewis as well as Clark Expedition.
In 1982 Russell E. Burrows, a treasure hunter in southerly Illinois, found a cache of old tools, gems, and also gold coffins in a remote cavern. There also were stone tablet computers engraved with images of Roman-like soldiers, Jews, early Christians, and also West African seafarers. These antiques fueled a bitter dispute in the archaeological neighborhood concerning their credibility, leading Burrows to damage the entryway to the cavern.
Investigating greater than 7,000 artefacts removed from the cave prior to it was closed, Frank Joseph details exactly how these objects became buried in the center of the United States. It started with Cleopatra, whose daughter was made queen of the semi-independent arena of Mauretania, present-day Morocco, which she ruled with her partner, King Juba II. Adhering to the implementation of their child, Ptolemy, by Emperor Caligula, the Mauretanians rebelled versus their Roman emperors and also made their method into exactly what is now Ghana. There they constructed a fleet of ships for a transatlantic voyage to a land where they intended to rebuild their kingdom risk-free from Roman rule. They took with them a fantastic prize unsuccessfully looked for by two Roman emperors: Cleopatra's gold treasure and Master Juba's encyclopedic collection of ancient knowledge.
Fully illustrated with several previously unpublished photographs of artifacts fetched from the southern Illinois site, The Lost Treasure of Master Juba is a convincing tale that could force us to reconsider the early past history of our country and the probability that Africans shown up on our continent almost fifteen centuries before Columbus.