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An LDS Guide to Mesoamerica

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An LDS Guide to Mesoamerica

by Daniel Johnson

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Even though this book is for the layperson, they give many bits and pieces of useful information for the traveler to the sites of Mesoamerica. A photo of a gold plate/disc with hieroglyphs from Chichen Itza that they saw in storage at the Peabody Museum at Harvard, is an example of an important artifact that has been overlooked by most scholars. This find is extremely important to Latter-day Saints, since the Book of Mormon was inscribed with writing on golden plates. The three authors of An LDS Guide to Mesoamerica, walk us through the lands of the Book of Mormon. They discuss early Church assumptions as to where the people of the Book of Mormon lived, and then discuss the plausible locale that is theorized by most LDS scholars today. The authors also explain that the major sites that most tourists visit, flourished after the Book of Mormon period. However, they direct the LDS tourist to some of the pre-Columbian sites that did exist during the timeframe of the Book of Mormon, and explain that most were covered by later construction. LDS tourists often go to Mexico and Central America thinking they will see where and how the people of the descendants of Lehi s party lived.


Have you ever wanted to visit Book of Mormon lands? Join travelers Daniel Johnson, Jared Cooper, and Derek Gasser as they explore Meso-america and compare archaeological records to the Book of Mormon accounts. Discover which sites are easily accessible and which are not, as well as how to get there and what to look for. At each site, the authors explain how archaeology may tie the site to events in the Book of Mormon. From Guatemala to Mexico to Honduras, explore the Mayan cities tucked away in the jungles and mountains of Meso-america - some well known, others not. Discover the true history of these ancient cultures according to recent archaeological findings, and see what exciting and little-known similarities to the Book of Mormon accounts can be found upon closer inspection. Extensively researched and filled with detailed color photographs, An LDS Guide to Meso-america contains the latest mainstream archaeological opinions. Size 0.72" H x 9.82" L x 7.84" W, 170 pages

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ISBN 9781599551203
Author Daniel Johnson
Age Group 14+
Book Type hardcover

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