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He Westward Spread Of Inca And Egyptian Culture

The second half of the twentieth century has seen many changes in
concerning the mode of colonization of the islands of Micronesia, and the
rise of the Inca
Empire, with it’s striking similarities to Egypt. In the past, it has been
suggested that
Asians had worked their way through the Pacific, over a period of thousands
of years. It
was believed that each island group had formed independently, and that the
while they were of the same race, had totally different cultures. Since
the 1940’s,
however, these views have been changing. It is now accepted by many
scholars that early
Egyptians sailed as far west as South America, in their huge reed boats.

In turn, the Incas,
who owe many of their technological advancements to these Egyptian
travelers, set sail to
the west, colonizing Easter Island, Hawaii, and the other Pacific islands.

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The most common misconception about these early travels is that they
took place
on boats or ships. This is definitely not the case. In fact, the
Egyptians and Incas relied
on rafts; the Incas used balsa logs ( Kon-Tiki 21), the Egyptians
used bundles of papyrus
reeds (Ra 3). One striking piece of evidence for Egyptian-Inca contact is
the existence of
reed rafts on Lake Titicaca that are exactly like rafts used on Lake Chad
and the Nile (Ra
3). Of course, this could be merely coincidence, but much more evidence
exists to
support the theory of ancient contacts between Egyptians and Pre-Colombian

The most positive, though hardly concrete, item is the legends of the
*I*Viracocha*/I* (which
translates as white man in English) people of Lake Titicaca in South
America. The
*I*Viracocha*/I* are said to have been the first builders of the reed boats
in South America and
came forth in a flotilla of reed boats,… appearing to the local Indians
who at the time
were ignorant of sun worship, architecture, and agriculture (Ra 30).

These reed boats
were the same size and specification of the boats used by Egyptians, and
the people who
crewed them began, among other things, building pyramids and statues, many
of which
still stand throughout Central and South America (Ra 3). In fact, the most
concrete piece
of evidence linking the Egyptians and early Americans is a small stone
statue, discovered
in Mexico, bearing features that are decidedly similar to those of Egyptian
sculpture. The
statue was carbon dated 800 BC (Begley, et al 28), long before Europeans
were said to
have contacted Central and South Americans.
The Aztecs and Mayas of Central America also provide
evidence of Egyptian
contact. The starting date of the Maya calendar is 12, 3113 BC. This is
in the middle of
the first dynasty of the Pharaohs. If these Indians had already been in
the Western
Hemisphere for 15,000 years, why was it only after the Egyptians started
using calendars
that they did, and used such similar methods. Mayan and Aztec texts also
state that they
became civilized only after a man, claiming descent from the sun arrived
from the Gulf of
Mexico, with a complement of astronomers, architects and priests. The
Aztecs called the
man/god Quetzalcoatl, and the Mayans called him Kukulkan. Both names
translate as
Plumed Serpent (Ra 258). A plumed serpent decorates some of the
Pharaohs’ tombs in
Egypt, as well as Papyrus scripts. This mixture of birds and snakes is
prevalent in Egypt,
Mexico, and Peru. In addition, Peruvian and Egyptian art depicts
birdmen, assisting
the sun king’s voyages. It is not, however these supernatural men who are
credited with
the technological advancements in the area (Ra 259).
Instead, normal men, who wore sandals and robes, and
arrived on reed boats are
attributed with this. They taught the primitive natives to write, build,
weave, and worship
the sun. They also built schools primarily teaching history. Native
legends throughout
Central America, and the Inca empire, from Bolivia to Peru agree that men
on reed boats
brought them technology (Ra 259).
Portraits found in Olmec ruins in Mexico bear decidedly
African features, including
black skin, rounded faces, and broad noses, versus the angular faces of the
natives. Moreover, there are paintings and statues bearing Semitic
including hooked noses, goatees, and sharp facial features. Some are
depicted as carrying
walking staffs (Ra 260).
A good deal of ‘circumstantial’ evidence also points to
Egypt-Inca contact. This
includes the fact that both cultures demonstrate traditions of
intermarriage to preserve
royal blood lines, and hieroglyphic writings. Both societies also embalmed
their dead in
the same way, and performed cranial surgery (Geographic 47). One noted
with the University of California documented sixty features, all of an
unusual nature,
unique to only the Egyptian and Inca empires (Ra 24). These include, in
addition to the
aforementioned ceremonies, paper-making with reeds, the use of adobe
bricks, false
beards for


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