The “Holy Stones” are a series of carved and polished stones bearing Hebrew inscriptions, said to have been found in the ancient mounds near Newark, Ohio in the 1860s. They were seized upon by those who believed “savage” Indians could not have built Ohio’s mounds, but have been considered frauds since the late 1800s. However, some enthusiasts have recently claimed they might be authentic. What are the “Holy Stones?” Are they evidence of pre-Columbian visitations by ancient Hebrews? If they are clever frauds, what were the perpetrators’ motives?
Join presenter, Brad Lepper, Curator of Archaeology & Archaeology/Natural History Unit Manager of the Ohio History Connection and get a fascinating glimpse into the subject on Saturday, February 6, at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve, 6123 State Route 350, Oregonia, Ohio.