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Notes and Communications: New and Old Light on Shawabtis from Mesoamerica
|Title||Notes and Communications: New and Old Light on Shawabtis from Mesoamerica|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Ancient America; Book of Mormon Geography; Egypt; Forgery; Mesoamerica|
Two Egyptian shawabti-figurines, reputedly discovered in Acajutla, El Salvador, in 1914, are likely forgeries. Had they been authentic, they might have helped to establish cultural contact between Egypt and Mesoamerica.
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