Skip to comments.New Mexico's Mystery Stone
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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I used to live in Los Lunas and I never heard about it. In fact, the only thing I did hear were gun shots every night. LOL I only lived there for a year and as soon as my lease was up I moved 150 miles away. I'm soooo glad to be out of that town! Too many gangs and illegals for me.
I ain't no see no mystery. I see a rudimentary prank.
I don't know about dating rock's, but some people said my first wife was as dumb as a rock
Anyway, have you ever dated a rock?
Unless those very clear inscriptions are somehow protected from the weather (overhgang, cave, etc.), I'm inclined to think the same.
It's an older code, skipper. I can't make it out.
Not much doubt it is a hoax or just someone enjoying themself. It just doesn't look that old.
Nope but in my younger days I have rocked on a date.
I smells a hoax, an old one, but a hoax nevertheless. Comparison to the phoenician alphabet shows a decided lack of some of the more difficult to write characters and an abundance of the easy ones. Perhaps the good professor Frank Hibben was a self-styled expert on ancient Phoenicia looking for a legacy? At any rate, it's not far from here, so I may take a little day trip down there. Or as has been mentioned earlier, it may very well be the elusive original recipe.
Hat Creek Cattle Company & Livery Emporium.
Captain Augustus McCrae and Captain W. F. Call Proprietors.
For Rent Horses -- For Sale Cattle.
We Don't Rent Pigs -- Goats Neither.
Uva Uvam Vivendo Varia Fit.
"I used to live in Los Lunas"
You did right for coming back to the States.
'Once was man from Nantucket...'
The last line clearly says you can "Biggie Size" any order for 99 cents.
Just a guess.
I never attended UNM but that name sure sounds familiar. There was a UNM prof. who investigated the supposed Roswell crash site but I don't think this was him.
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