- I have posted some information below from a result of
my reaseach into the Tarim mummies. Apparantly
caucations with the same technology once lived in
North America during the same time period.
After reading some negative things about Joseph Smith,
I never bothered to study The Book Of Mormon.
The Prophet Said Silk
by Maurice W. Connell
The voice was that of Joseph Smith, the American
Prophet. The words were his translation of part of
the Book of Mormon, soon to become one of the world's
most controversial books. Oliver, the Prophet's
scribe, heard other startling claims about ancient
American culture, such as possession of the horse and
the wheel, which have since been vindicated. However,
it is still a prevalent assumption that the claim of
silk in America, 84 BC, is a false claim, and that it
was not possibly known in America before Columbus. It
is a universal assumption that China alone possessed
this textile at the date cited.
According to popular history, the peculiar advantages
of silkworm cocoons was discovered by the Chinese, who
monopolized the knowledge for many centuries. Roman
craving for this luxury, the story goes, far exceeded
the supply they were getting from China. The origin
of the fiber was a mystery to the occidental world.
In the reign of Justinian, however, two Nestorian
monks discovered the secret while in China. "There,
amidst their pious occupations, they viewed with a
curious eye the common dress of the Chinese, the
manufactures of silk, and the myriads of silkworms....
They soon discovered that it was impractical to
transplant the short-lived insect, but that in the
eggs a numerous progeny might be preserved, and
multiplied in a distant climate. They observed with
interest the labors of the little creature, and strove
to make themselves acquainted with all the manual arts
employed in working up its productions into so great a
variety of fabrics."3
Returning to the West the monks communicated their
discovery to Justinian, who sponsored their return to
China with a hollow cane in hand. Filled with
silkworm eggs, it proved an acceptable gift to
Justinian in 555 AD. The new-found art quickly
flourished, causing less importation from China. A
Chinese ambassador eventually discovered the stolen
industry. "The sight of silkworms, and the
establishments for manufacturing their produce, in
Constantinople, were as unwelcome as unexpected; but
he concealed his mortification, and, with perhaps an
overstrained civility, acknowledged that the Romans
were already become as expert as the Chinese in the
management of the worms, and the manufacture of their
Book Of Mormon
6 And it came to pass in the eighth year of the reign
of the judges, that the people of the church began to
wax proud, because of their exceeding riches, and
their fine silks, and their fine-twined linen, and
because of their many flocks and herds, and their gold
and their silver, and all manner of precious things,
which they had obtained by their industry; and in all
these things were they lifted up in the pride of their
eyes, for they began to wear very costly apparel.
*The eighth year of the judges would be 85 BC.
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--- cyberclipse <lomax803@...> wrote:
> I have posted some information below from a result<snip>
> my reaseach into the Tarim mummies. Apparantly
> caucations with the same technology once lived in
> North America during the same time period.
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