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Early Petroglyphs in America 4

 

Source: Saga America by Barry Fell 1980

Inscription Date: circa 800 CE

Location: Inyo County, California

 

Description: "Yasus ben Maria," ("Jesus, son of Mary")
is inscribed on this rock in Kfic Arabic script.  This text
was deciphered by Fell  himself and was confirmed by
competent Arab scholars. It has been dismissed by an
archeological journal as "an obvious attempt (by Fell) to
appeal to the religious." But in fact neither the antiquity
of the inscription, nor its translation is disputed by
leading archeologists.