Theory: Ancient Phoenicians were the first to discover the Americas

Antoine Court de Gébelin, who is mainly known for the popularization of the Tarot, had his own idea about the rock. He believed that the inscription was made by Carthaginian sailors who commemorated their journey to the shores of Massachusetts.In the 19th century, the theory that a group of Israelite people visited the New World was widely adopted in the Mormon community.Later, Ross T. Christensen, an American archeologist, speculated that the Mulekites, who are mentioned in the Book of Mormon, were probably of Phoenician ethnic origin.

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