Archeology X-Files

Mystery Of Lost Ancient Egyptian Colony In Grand Canyon

Some researchers suggest the ancient Egyptian civilisation was much more advanced than we thought, what if they developed technology to travel across planet not using spacecrafts but some transoceanic extraordinary vessels?

Is it possible that Egyptian navy had crossed the Pacific or Atlantic and come to Mexico and American Southwest before written history suggests? Could they have left an Egyptian tomb in the Grand Canyon, something similar to those found in the Valley of Kings near Luxor, Egypt?

According to the Phoenix Gazette story, published on April 5, 1909, a necropolis of mummies and artifacts similar to an Egyptian tomb was found in the Grand Canyon. An explorer named G. E. Kinkaid, it was reported, uncovered a series of catacombs com­plete with statues, swords, vessels, and mummies in 1908 (the exact date of the discovery is not given). The article notes that the mysterious set of caverns was located in an extremely remote part of the Grand Canyon, dangerous and nearly inaccessible. The alleged site is reportedly located 2 miles away from El Tovar Crystal Canyon.


Later on the Smithsonian Institute denied all claims indicating that no record of a so-called Kincaid or Professor Jordan exists in the Smithsonian’s Department of Anthropology Washington D.C. Nobody knows what happens to the artifacts described in the article, may be Professor Jordan had just disappeared with all the records of his discovery.

It has also been suggested that while the discovery perhaps was real, the archaeologists working for the Smithso­nian were not. These men may not have been working for the Smithsonian Institution out of Washington D.C. at all, but merely claiming to do so. Could this have been a cover-up for an illegal archaeological dig that was raiding the ancient site and claiming legitimacy from a very distant institution. It would have been very difficult indeed, in 1909, to check on the credentials of the archaeologists.

Surprisingly, the area where all these discoveries has been made is a restricted zone, there is no aces for hikers, explorers and even park personnel. It make the whole story of “lost ancient Egyptian colony” in Grand Canyon filled with mystery.

grand canyon restricted area

On January 28, 2006 Associated Press released the story which tells that remains of well-preserved Egyptian ships were found in five cars along the Read Sea. The ships were dated to be about 4,000 years old. According to the artefacts have been recovered the scientists claimed the ancient Egyptians were “excellent ship builders” and that they had a fleet capable of sailing to re­mote lands.

A relief at the temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt, carved ca. 1480 B.C., shows a merchant ship on a trading expedition. Vessel artifacts match this depiction.

vessel carvingphoto:Stephane Begoin

Another interesting fact that points towards ancient Egyptians traveling to the Americas or vice-versa are the mummified remains of Lady Henut Taui. 

mummi from egyptian vessel

The unusual mummy, examined by German scientist Svetla Balabanova, contained traces of cocaine and nicotine. This discovery became groundbreaking because cocaine and tobacco were found in America only before and were not exported until 19th century. This fact allows one to suggest that ancient Egyptians could have traveled to America more than 3,000 years ago. 


featured image: digital painting of Jakub Kowalczyk

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