An ancient alphabet has been found
and successfully translated on six continents.
Translations and grammar suggest a global human culture
thrived in antiquity.
The author, in attempting to document some unusual and very old rock art in remote North America, has discovered an ancient alphabet. This alphabet is similar to ancient writing found in other locations around the globe and the author suggests that this is the result of a cultural migration. The Colorado site, located near La Junta, has been dated to before 800 BC. In the Negev desert of Israel, the same alphabet has been meticulously dated to 1500 BC. In South Australia a similar alphabet is estimated to be over 5000 years old. Other evidence has been discovered in Oklahoma, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and in Western Asia.
The alphabet has been given the name "old Negev," after the location of the alphabet's initial discovery in the Sinai by a Harvard funded expedition (see James Harris, Ph.D., Brigham Young University). In Australia it has been known by the name "Panaramitee Art." In the Americas it has been misrepresented as Native American Indian sign language (See LaVan Martineau, The Rocks Speak). The alphabet has most recently surfaced in Yemen, where it was carved in a beautiful font style associated with the Sabaean Empire under Bilqis, the Queen of Sheba. The alphabet is now understood to be proto-Himyaritic, or Sabaean, and has successfully been translated using the port-Canaanite algorithm.
The author recognizes the danger of describing the language as "old Negev" or "old Hebrew," despite the fact that root-Semetic languages are used in the translations. Evidence of the antiquity of this script in both the Americas and Australia suggest that this root language may pre-date that of the Hebrews by at least a millennia. The author and his associates suggest using an unbiased name, such as "the First Tongue," to avoid any biased association with a specific people, culture or era. The content of the translations, although not complete, suggests a global culture and religious belief system devoted to a monotheistic deity, often symbolized by the word "AL" or "EL." But more scrutiny of this language system, its content and occurrence around the globe is indicated.
Photographic evidence is presented here and on-going translations are posted from the ViewZone Expedition in May 2000 which returned to Colorado and Oklahoma and also the Yemen Expedition of 2001. A discussion of the evidence is welcomed.
While not conclusive, this discovery only adds merit to the Bible story. In Genesis 11:1, the bible records the world's people as having one language only. These 6 discoveries of a single world wide language shed new light upon past history, while confirming the Bible's recorded story of history.
1And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.