Could ancient Egyptians have reached the Grand Canyon and established some sort of settlement there long ago? That was the assertion back in 1909 in a front page story that appeared in the Phoenix Gazette. According to the story an ancient Egyptian tomb was discovered in the Grand Canyon inside a cave at the time. The story was published on 5 April 1909 and it gave a highly detailed account of the discovery and excavation led by Professor S.A. Jordan of the Smithsonian Institute. However, the Smithsonian today claims to have no knowledge of such an expedition back in 1909 or of one Professor Jordan.
Reportedly several artifacts were found in the cave and sent back to the Smithsonian for analysis and dating but they never saw the light of day again. Any wonder? Inside the cave alleged ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs were also found. Ironically, in the area of the canyon where the cave is alleged to be many of the vistas have been named after ancient Egyptian deities such as Isis, Set, and Ra. In a smaller canyon inside the Grand Canyon some of the vistas carry names such as the Cheops Pyramid, Buddha Temple, Manu Temple, and Shiva Temple. This area of the national park is off limits to visitors, hikers, and even National Park Service personnel and the claim is that the caves are just to dangerous. Is the real reason this area of the national park is off limits due to some coverup involving the Smithsonian? Continue Reading