There is no two ways about it. The story is fishy. Russell Burrows found a cave in 1982. Over the next decade, he removed over 4,000 artifacts. The land owner was aware and supportive of what he was doing. He sold the artifacts to various folk. He did profiteer from the cave. And he refused to ever show anyone the exact location of the cave. Some say they know where it is. Whether or not they are correct, I do not know.
Translations of artifacts are at the bottom of this page.
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Features of the people represented on these artifacts include the following:
- The Medicine Wheel.
- Four Sacred Words.
- The Serpent Tribe.
- Tanith – A Symbol of Baalism.
- The Mandjet Boat for the Kings at Death
- The Star of David and The Menorah.
- They were Mariners.
- The Upside Down V with Two Strokes on the Right.
- Ptah – Maybe.
- Human Sacrifice?
- Not Friendly to YHW People?
- Horse and Elephant
- Images of Jesus Christ
The Medicine Wheel
The Four Sacred Words
There are many artifact which have a common slogan. The symbols are not always in the same order.
What are the four sacred words? One theory is this:
- The circle perhaps represents life or eternal life in accordance with the term “One Eternal Round”.
- Yod represents יַצִיבוּת which means Stability.
- Hey represents הַצלָחָה which is Hebrew for Luck, Success, Prosperity.
- Bet represents בְּרִיאוּת which is Hebrew for Health.
This theory draws on a common four symbol grouping found in the Egyptian Temples which are as follows:
- Ank for Life
- Djed for Stability
- Was for Power and Prosperity
- Snb for Health
The theory is strengthened by the Scurvy stone which is missing the fourth symbol which is a Phoenician Bet – the first letter for the Hebrew word for health – https://bookofmormonheartland.com/scurvy/.
The Serpent Tribe
While many animals are depicted in the artifacts, only one animal stands out as a symbol of the people and that is the serpent. Below are just a small sample of serpent symbols.
Tanith – A Symbol of Baalism
There are many images of Tanith which was known as a Symbol of Baalism. These people were unquestionable worshipers of Baal. Here are a some samples.
The Mandjet Boat for the Kings at Death
Star of David and the Menorah
These two symbols are found on many artifacts.
They were Mariners
Upside Down V with Two Strokes Means “To Water”
When you look at the image of Jesus walking on water, to the right of the upside down v are the letters LK which is very close to the Hebrew word for walk – לָלֶכֶת. You have the middle of the word לכֶ. To the left of walk is the upside down V which is like piece of the water symbol depicted in the image. As a result, I conclude the upside down V means water. It is also used on an unpublished artifact where upside down V symbols are all over Lake Michigan. The two strokes are a Libyan L. The L in Hebrew is used as “To” or “With”. Therefore, I translate the symbol to literally mean “With Water”. In context, the combined symbol of the V with two strokes seems to indicate that these people are the “Water” people or “Mariners”.
In the past, some people believed that this sign meant Ptah. It is more logical that it means sky. Please compare these two symbols from the Collier and Manley textbook – How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs. My believe is that a sky person is like a medicine man. They are people who have a knowledge of the sky or heavens.
As these people appear to be worshipers of Baal, there appears to be a divide among the academics as to whether or not the Phoenician worshippers of Baal were engaged in human sacrifice. The Bible is very clear about it.
5 They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind:https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/ot/jer/19?lang=eng
Not the YHW People
While these following images don’t appear conclusive, these people are associated with the Medicine Wheel, and the upside down V with two strokes to the right or “Mariners”. However, they seem to be in correspondence with the YHW people. For the record, I believe these people are the Amalekites as recorded in the Book of Mormon. The YHW people are the Nephites.
The Horse and The Elephant
Knowledge of Christ
Putting it together, these artifacts depict a people who were Jewish and were worshipers of Baal. They were known as the serpent tribe and possibly are the group who built the serpent mound in Ohio. They had a writing system that is influenced by the Phoenician Alphabet. They appear associated with the medicine wheel, even placing that on the map for their locations. They had the star of David and the Menorah as part of their identity. They engaged in human sacrifice. They engaged in the Egyptian ritual of sending people on the mandjet boat ride prior to burial. They built large boats. They had Horses and Elephants among them. They may not have been friendly to the YHW people. They were visited by Jesus Christ.
What a story found in here. Check out the translations page and see what they actually say.