This book is primarily a study of Bronze Age petroglyphs, found at 14 sites, thus 14 chapters. The site of Loughcrew shows pictographic writing, which tells, through use of encoded latitudes, tales of discovery of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, in their order of discovery, and at their correct latitudes. The sites of Kercado, Gavrinis, and Dissignac in Brittany, give much more detail on these and other discoveries. The phases of construction of Stonehenge in England are shown to commemorate the discoveries also.

The most difficult and detailed site reported in the book is American Stonehenge, in New Hampshire, which is shown to be both astronomic and geographic, a teaching and sacrifice center for re-crossing the Atlantic to Europe via the West Azores Islands.

The book ends with explanations of two petroglyphs found in New York, one recording an Egyptian sailing voyage while at anchor on Long Island, and the other, illustrating Phoenician trading routes from the Hudson stone chamber colonies to the Hopewell centers of Ohio. Subsequent finding of Phoenician writing on other nearby stones has substantiated the petroglyph decipherment.

Reinoud de Jonge (a Dutch chemist) and Jay Wakefield (an American biologist) have specialized in the study of megalithic culture.

This insightful volume presents their analysis of a dozen archaeological sites, showing how many petroglyphs are geographic maps. They show how monuments provide numerical data revealing megalithic religion and ancient sailing discoveries in the Atlantic.

For example, numeric picture writing at Loughcrew, Ireland, deciphered by the authors, reveals that these people gave up their efforts to cross the Ocean west of Greenland in 3200 BC. However, decipherment of the petroglyphs at Dissignac, France, shows that they next explored the earth to the east, where they discovered Australia and Alaska.

Subsequently, they found routes across the Atlantic, and built Stonehenge, the monument for the discovery of America.

These decipherments shed light on a number of mysteries in American prehistory, such as the origin of the Olmec civilization, the Michigan copper mines, and the stone chambers of New England.

This is the only book providing solid evidence, reasonable explanations, and comprehensive dating for megalithic petroglyphs and monuments. It will fascinate anyone interested in old religions, little-known petroglyphs, ancient seafaring, voyages of discovery, and the prehistory of Europe and America.

Sites in Europe include Kercado, Gavrinis, Dissignac, Paredes, Chao Redondo, Loughcrew, Stonehenge, and many more.

384 pages, half of them photos, petroglyphs, groundplans and maps.

ISBN: 0-917054-19-9


About 6,000 BC, more than two thousand years before the start of Egyptian civilization, the peoples in the Old World already believed in the SunGod because the stone monuments they left behind contain the number and angle of 23° in their design. This is a holy latitude of the sun religion because 23° North is as far North as the sun moves overhead in the summer.

During this early time period in Europe and Africa, they discovered that all the land in their world faced an enormous sea in the West later called the Atlantic Ocean. Political and spiritual leaders told them that the earth was a big sphere, just like the sun and the moon. They said that all the known land was surrounded by sea and that in the West there was an empire of the dead, at the other side of the earth.

Impressed by this story people tried to cross the ocean to see what was on the other side. They wanted to do that at the level of the Tropic of Cancer at 23° N as the SunGod did each night. From South to North they divided the surface of the earth with latitude lines, and they also used similar lines from East to West.

One after the other they discovered the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Islands, the Islands of Madeira and Rockall, the Azores, the Faroes, Iceland and Greenland (c.3200 BC). But they did not succeed in crossing the Ocean. All these discoveries were encoded in their Big-Stone-Monuments, in passage graves, stone circles and petroglyphs.

For that reason we call these people the “Megalith Builders.” The passage graves were in fact pre-christian churches of the SunGod. Most of these are situated in the west of Western Europe, and they are oriented to the west. So in fact, these are a kind of mission churches.

Later, they discovered the islands of Ascension and St. Helena in the Southern Ocean, but they were still unable to cross the ocean to the West and return. At wit’s end, they decide to explore the earth to the East where they discovered Madagascar (East Africa), Australia and America via the Bering Sea.

With these discoveries they then knew that the story of the SunGod was true indeed (that there was a land to the West on the other side) and in South England they built Phase III of Stonehenge, the monument for the discovery of America.

For the first time and with the aid of a compass, they crossed the Atlantic in 2497 BC. With wind and current in their back, they sailed via the Southern Crossing from Africa to South America, but also via the Upper North Route (Greenland).

From North America, they discovered the important islet of Bermuda in c.2200 BC, a new stepping-stone in the return route, always sailed via the Azores and Madeira.

These routes and discoveries are encoded in dated monuments and petroglyphs, as explained in our book How the SunGod Reached America, c. 2500 BC, A Guide to Megalithic Sites

Slowly in North and South America, the peoples of the Old World started small colonies. In New England (US) a small megalithic colony developed that was involved in copper trade with Michigan via the big rivers of the American hinterland and in support of the returning ships of the Old World.

With the aid of the governmental experience of the Egyptians, the civilization of the Olmecs started in Central America (the holy land of Punt). Finally, with the discovery of all the land on the planet earth, the Megalithic Culture ended in 2000 to 1500 BC with the wars and devastation at the end of the Bronze Age.

Dr. Reinoud M. de Jonge

Jay Stuart Wakefield

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Fascinating source materials…” – Frank Joseph, Ancient American

…astounding decodings…” – Ruth Parnell, Nexus Magazine

…really intriguing.” – Laura Lee, Conversation for Exploration

…amazing ingenuity.” – Crichton Miller, Megalithic Researcher

…compelling evidence…” – Wes Larson, Attorney

…splendid saga…” – Dale Champion, Travel Writer

an amazing scientific breakthrough…it’s astonishing…terrific…fun to read…” – Whitley Strieber, Dreamland, US National Radio

…a brilliant contribution…” – Gerard IJzereef, Professor of Archaeology

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