MPEG-4 web video equinox solar alignments observed in Colorado and Oklahoma with rock writings that hint at Old World exploration of the New World 2000 years ago.

 

Watch a two and a half minute web video adapted from the preamble of the Denver PBS documentary History on the Rocks. In this 3.8 MB MPEG-4 file, you'll witness an Equinox sunrise alignment with carvings in southeastern Colorado's Crack Cave and an elaborate Equinox sunset shadow play on a cave wall in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

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These explorers trekked the dusty plains of southeastern Colorado and the Oklahoma Panhandle in a 1985 KRMA, Denver, television documentary examining the significant possibility that people from the Old World --- Celts, Libyans and Phoenicians --- explored the Arkansas River long before Christopher Columbus or Leif Ericson. The one hour television program looked at some fascinating grooves that have been translated using an Old World alphabet called Ogham. Epigraphers, those who interpret the marks, claim the precision of the shadow plays confirms what the translations herald.
 
read the History on the Rocks documentary transcript
 
read the History or Mystery studio debate transcript

Press Coverage

Rocky Mountain News - June 2, 1985 - PDF (552 KB)
Associated Press - July 12, 1986 - PDF (428 KB)
CBS Evening News - March 23, 1987 - MPEG-4 video

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