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Friday, January 12, 2007

British News Verifies BOOK OF MORMON

Brothers and Sisters:

Here is a very interesting newspaper article from the Friday 12 January 2007 issue of "THE DAILY MAIL" in London, England, which sort of helps prove the veracity of the "BOOK OF MORMON":



Hands over her eyes and her face gripped with terror, the woman's fear of death is all too obvious.

The remarkable mummy was found in a hidden burial vault in the Amazon.

It is at least six hundred years old and has survived thanks to the embalming skills of her tribe, the Chachapoya or cloud warriors.

Eleven further mummies were recovered from the massive cave complex eighty-two feet down.

The vault - - - which was also used for worship - - -was chanced upon three months ago by a farmer working at the edge of northern Peru's rain forest.

He tipped off scientists who uncovered ceramics, textiles and wall paintings.

The Chachapoya were a tall, fair haired, light skinned race that some researchers believe may have come from Europe.

Little is known about them except that they were one of the more advanced ancient civilisations in the area.

Adept at fighting, they commanded a large kingdom from the year Eight Hundred to Fifteen Hundred that stretched across the Andes.

It is not known what the Chachapoya actually called themselves - - - they are identified by the name given to them by their rivals and eventual conquerors, the Inca.

It comes from the Inca's Quechua language and means "cloud people", because of the high forests in the clouds that the Chachapoya inhabited.

Virtually all record of the tribe was lost when the Inca were themselves over run by the Spanish conquistadors who landed in Fifteen Twelve.

They have, however, left behind a spectacular citadel, called Kuelap, ten thousand feet up in the Andes.

It has more than four hundred buildings and defensive towers, many of them with decorated walls, cornices and friezes.

Some experts rate Kuelap more highly than the Incan ruins at Machu Picchu.

Herman Crobera, the leader of the archaeological team that explored the cave, said:

"This is a discovery of transcendental importance.

"It is the first time any kind of underground burial site this size has been found belonging to Chachapoya or other cultures in the region."

He said walls near the mummies in the limestone cave were covered with paintings of faces and warriorlike figures which may have been drawn to ward off intruders and evil spirits.

"The remote site for this cemetery tells us that the Chachapoya had enormous respect for their ancestors because they hid them away for protection," added Mr Crobera.

"Locals call the cave Iyacyecuj, or enchanted water, because of its spiritual importance and its underground rivers."

The archaeologists have not yet established an accurate age for their finds.

Once they have finished exploring and excavating the tomb, Peruvian authorities want to turn it into a museum.

The mummies are going on show at the Museum of the Nation in the capital, Lima.


If you click on the Internet link I provided, you'll see color photographs of the mummified corpses of a baby and of the terrified female caught in the moment of death.

If the dates are correct, I'm guessing these were apostate Nephites?

Or could it have been yet another migration, one not recorded in the Book of Mormon, or possibly recorded in the sealed portion?

In any event, this news report is excellent fodder for our missionary efforts.

So, let's go for it!

Thank you.

John Robert "SAIGON" Mallernee, KB3KWS
Official Bard of Clan Henderson
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Washington, D.C. 20011-8400

NOTE: "My unpopular and controversial personal opinions are independent of my Scottish clan."

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