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New Mexico's Mystery Stone
New Mexico State Land Office website ^ | Unknown | New Mexico State Land Office

Posted on 01/09/2006 6:45:23 PM PST by Muleteam1

It is a mystery in the desert hills near Los Lunas, New Mexico. It has puzzled experts for more than 50 years. It has been referred to by many different names -- Ten Commandments Rock, Mystery Rock, The Los Lunas Decalogue Stone. It is most commonly known as the Mystery Stone.

Mystery Stone is located at the base of Hidden Mountain, on New Mexico state trust land, about 16 miles west of Los Lunas. It is a boulder weighing an estimated 80 to 100 tons and is about eight meters in length. Nine rows of 216 characters were chiseled at a 150 degree angle into the north face. The characters resemble ancient Phoenician script. Like the rest of Hidden Mountain, the boulder is volcanic basalt. The site was first documented in 1936, when visited by Anthropology Professor Frank Hibben, from the University of New Mexico. Any other reported visits prior to that year are unconfirmed.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: anthropology; artbell; decalogue; epigraphy; epigraphyandlanguage; faithandphilosophy; godsgravesglyphs; israel; loslunas; mountgerizim; newmexico; phoenicianscript; samaritans; tencommandments; unmu
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I noted that someone has placed a picture of this stone at Coast-to-Coast (George Noory) and found this article at the NM State Land Office website. I thought I was fairly knowledgeable about these sorts of sites in New Mexico but this one is a new one for me. Anyone ever actually seen this stone?
1 posted on 01/09/2006 6:45:24 PM PST by Muleteam1
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To: Muleteam1

this is the original recipe for Twinky's


2 posted on 01/09/2006 6:48:11 PM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: sure_fine

I thought it was the Colonel's chicken recipe.


3 posted on 01/09/2006 6:50:13 PM PST by kempster
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To: blam

bump


4 posted on 01/09/2006 6:50:18 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


5 posted on 01/09/2006 6:51:06 PM PST by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.2)
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To: Muleteam1

The inscription has been translated by the Epigraphic Society as follows:

I (am) Jehovah [the Eternal] Eloah [your God] who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim [Mizraim or the two Egypts] out of the house of bondages. You shall not have other [foreign] gods in place of (me). You shall not make for yourself molded (or carved) idols [graven images]. You shall not lift up your voice to connect the name of Jehovah in hate. Remember you (the) Sabbath to make it holy. Honor your father and your mother to make long your existence upon the land which Jehovah Eloah [the Eternal your God] gave to you. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery (or idolatry). You shall not steal (or deceive). You shall not bear witness against your neighbor, testimony for a bribe. You shall not covet (the) wife of your neighbor and all which belongs to your neighbor.

More info:
http://members.aol.com/KHoeck777/Comstone.html


6 posted on 01/09/2006 6:53:03 PM PST by Tyche (A half truth is a whole lie)
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To: Muleteam1; Squantos; Tijeras_Slim

ping.


7 posted on 01/09/2006 6:54:29 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Tyche

Are you serious or Joking?


8 posted on 01/09/2006 6:58:02 PM PST by mdmathis6 (Proof against evolution:"Man is the only creature that blushes, or needs to" M.Twain)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Are ya sure it's not part of the Madrid Crystal Crowd ?


9 posted on 01/09/2006 6:58:39 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Tyche


10 posted on 01/09/2006 6:59:34 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Tyche

bump!


11 posted on 01/09/2006 6:59:51 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Squantos

Good point, lol, this is the first I had seen of it.


12 posted on 01/09/2006 7:00:11 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: CedarDave

Quick before this ends up in chat with the burning mouse


13 posted on 01/09/2006 7:00:43 PM PST by woofie
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To: kempster

That's where I lost my homework!!!!


14 posted on 01/09/2006 7:02:00 PM PST by boomop1
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To: Tyche
This is similar to the Heavener (OK) Runestone, but Vikings were supposed to be involved in that case. This is interesting. Do you know if anyone has tried to date the rock varnish in NM stone?

Muleteam1

15 posted on 01/09/2006 7:03:33 PM PST by Muleteam1
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To: Muleteam1

I will get there some day


16 posted on 01/09/2006 7:03:48 PM PST by woofie
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To: woofie
Me too. Maybe this spring when I'm back in Alb.

Muleteam1

17 posted on 01/09/2006 7:07:49 PM PST by Muleteam1
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To: Muleteam1

The letters look like backward and upside down and laying
on their side English characters. It also seems odd that a serious carver wouldnt use straight lines create a quality carving. All the phonecian tablets Ive seen the characters
were set on a line and there was no separation between the
characters. This looks like a hoax!


18 posted on 01/09/2006 7:08:20 PM PST by claptrap (optional tag-line under reconsideration)
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To: Muleteam1

Yawn. another one like the Heavner,Ok runestones and the Minnesota runestones.

Possibly a drunk norwegan wrote it about 100 years ago. probably says something like this in rune writing...

Here lies the body of Lester Moore.
Four shots from a .44
No Less
And no Moore.


19 posted on 01/09/2006 7:08:47 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Addendum:

Burma shave.


20 posted on 01/09/2006 7:09:23 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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