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Grand Canyon-- Egyptian Artifacts

There have been rumors that the Smithsonian covered up an Egyptian site found in the Grand Canyon.  This dates from an article that was published in the Arizona Gazette on April 5, 1909.   The title of the article was "Explorations in the Grand Canyon."   This article says that there was evidence of an Egypto-Tibetan culture in the Grand Canyon.  The expedition was under the direction of Prof. S.A. Jordon and archaeologist G.E.  Kinkaid.  The Smithsonian was supposed to have been a sponsor of the expedition.  The Smithsonian Institution receives many inquires on this.  This story is not true but continues to be repeated.  For web sites on it, go to:
Text of the Arizona Gazette article of April 5, 1909.

Article tagged with: Grand Canyon, Egypt, Tibet

Last Update: 6-28-2014 3:41pm

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