Blog entry review of a book entitiled: The Lost Worlds of Ancient America: Compelling Evidence of Ancient Immigrants, Lost Technologies and Places of Power.
The book identifies some archeological evidence linking the Americas with other ancient civilizations throughout the world. The review here at the blog is written by a Dr. Joseph Maresca.
No links included to on-line documentation of any of the archeological finds, but if true, these finds would as Dr. Maresca suggests pose interesting dilemmas to many historians and believers of the mainstream view of world history.
Dr. Maresca provides some conjecture about the potential for ancient Egyptian or Roman sponsored expeditions to the Americas and suggests:
Practically speaking, the trip from Egypt to the Americas could traverse Libya, Algeria and Mauritania to Guinea Bissau. Ships would be required to cross the Atlantic to Fortaleza, Brazil - a distance of 1900 miles as the crow flies. The expedition would travel through Brazil into the Amazon Basin, Columbia and Central America. The next part would cross Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico into Texas and then northward. Various estimates have been up to three to four years for an expedition of this magnitude in the Ancient Egyptian or even the Roman time frame. The Egyptians and the Romans had the funding resources and the political clout for a project of this magnitude.This is interesting to read as the context of Dr. Maresca's words here in bold suggest an exogenous nature of "money" or as he writes here "funding". As though in ancient Rome it was "taxpayer on the hook!"; as though Rome could not commission such an expedition unless it was fortunate enough to have access to some sort of external "funding resources". I could be mis-interpreting but I don't think so.
My opinion is quickly becoming that you can't get much of history correct (even some parts of theology correct imo) unless you understand state currency systems or so-called "money" to use the current imprecise vernacular term.
I'm not trying to unfairly criticize Dr. Maresca here, I'm sure he is supremely intelligent; but simply trying to draw attention to how pervasive is the misunderstanding of the true nature of state currency systems. It is amazing to continuously come across writing from within the paradigm of an exclusive nature of exogenous "money".
MMT is up against an extremely pervasive falsity.... extremely pervasive. One sees it everywhere.