We hear a lot about the “New World” being named after the explorers that allegedly discovered the territory, but is that true?
The oceans were the original highways of the ancient world, and held that position until piracy drove them inland across the deserts along the Silk Road. We read in the writings of Paul how he sailed under the ship’s flag of Rome in the Mediterranean Sea that they had cleared of pirates. Other references are numerous, if you know where and how to look.
Those watery highways went world-wide, including the continents of North and South America. The evidence is carved in stone along the cliff faces in the form of the silver and gold coins of the day, and writings carved into rocks along the shore-lines of the east coast of America. The very fact that Leif Ericsson’s name is widely known puts the lie to Columbus “discovering” the new world. He had one of the ancient maps of the Sea Kings, the sailors who blockaded the Straights of Gibraltar so that they maintained their monopoly in ocean trading for centuries. We also have ancient Chinese maps giving the routes from China to India, and describing their principal ports and their lay-over in Cambodia waiting for the trade winds to reverse so that they could continue their journey. Each ship was given a block of water in which to anchor while they waited. These blocks of water are still visible today, but no one has bothered to find out what they were used for.
Solomon joined King Hiram, the king of the Sea People’ princes, to import rare commodities, one of which was Sequoia (redwood) from the west coast of North America to be used in making water-resistant harps and other musical instruments for use in the temple he built. The Solomon Islands got their name from that being their last port of call before going into the open sea.
Navigation was done mainly by the stars. A seasoned navigator could tell the captain (unless he was the captain, which most of them were) how far they were from land by the color, taste and smell of the water under their ship, but the real heavy-duty guidance was done by the stars in the Zodiac, a 30 degree strip of stars along a tilted ring that goes around the entire earth. There are actually two strips of sky today, one marking the equator and one containing the Zodiac. Sailor’s lore tells us that the earth was pulled over on its side by a passing comet and is still in the process of returning to it’s original position with the axis of the earth pointing to true north.
When Rome destroyed Carthage, the remnant of the Sea People migrated to Portugal, resulting in the phrase “Portugal is their cradle, the world is their grave.” Rome’s victory opened up the Straits of Gibraltar to ocean trade for Rome, which was the covert reason for the wars between them. The only problem that Rome faced at that time was that the Sea People had held their knowledge of seamanship so closely that Rome knew nothing about it, and one of the things they knew nothing about was the Mari (Mari, as in “marine”) stars. Today we call them steerage stars, and are fairly commonly known among professional sailor so as to be capable of finding port even if the GPS goes down, or the tiny port is not listed on the registry of ports.
One of the stars that was well-know to the sailors was one that has lost it’s original name and been renamed by the Roman sailors as they gradually figured out how to navigate the seas. That star was named America, and held that name from very ancient times. That star is directly over New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. It was the star the Sea People used to find their way into the gulf of Mexico, up the Mississippi River to other rivers which, at that time as close as they were to the melting glaciers, connected the Mississippi to other rivers that were navigable all the way to the Pacific Ocean through the Gulf of California. The glaciers have since exhausted themselves, and the waters are not as deep as they were a thousand years ago so that cross-nation sailing is no longer viable.
Mute evidence of the Mississippi being used for intercontinental trade are the fact that cocaine and tobacco have been found in the Egyptian mummies that were thought to have no contact with America. Another is the “Indian” mounds along the Mississippi River and only in that location.
The Native Americans tell of a time when the banks of the Mississippi were so full of foreign traders that they were hunting the forests clear of all edible sources of food, and they were starving because of this, so they banded together, all rose up on the same night, and slaughtered every foreigner that was in those villages, including some giants 8 to 12 feet tall that had a double row of teeth and 6 fingers and toes. There were so many bodies to be buried that it was impossible to dig a sufficient number of graves, so they carried dirt in large baskets woven from split sapling trees and simply covered them with dirt. This may sound like legend, until it was proven that these mounds all are made in the shape of ancient Zodiac constellations that are so precisely aligned that they are within one degree of their target for construction.
There is another legend floating around that the colors in the Grand Canyon are where the ships rusted to dust while they were moored in that area after the giants were killed and trade abandoned. Each color represents the metals used in building those ships, with each ship-builder using a different alloy according to what was available in their locality.
Another piece of evidence is that there have been “buffalo hides” of copper found in Israel that have the same signature as the Black Hills, and buffalo did not live in the Middle East. Conjectures have been made that the laver, the brass sea, that Solomon made for the temple was cast using this copper, and that was the reason it was so prized when that metal was captured in war. The local copper was of far inferior grade and coarsely refined using prisoners, who usually succumbed to the brutal conditions in a matter of weeks, or at most, a matter of months.
These all point to the eastern access to the inland was through the Port of New Orleans, the jewel of the Spanish that was relinquished to Napoleon, who sold it to the first government of the colonies in the first year of their meeting and the first item of business on their agenda in about 1803 and has remained the port with the greatest sea traffic in all the continent ever since. The map-maker who put the New World on the map used a very old name as a label. In fact, there are rumors that Amerigo was not his original name, but he took it as a badge of valor in response to identifying and describing this port to his fellow sailors. One thing is certain: he didn’t sail around the horn of South America to chart the west coast, yet it is reflected on the map that was drawn at the time. He must have had access to one of the ancient sea maps with its Mari stars named on it to know that it’s ancient name was America.