NOW ON DVD – SEASON TWO of Nephite Explorer. Join investigative journalist Ryan Fisher as he sets out to find the Gadianton Robbers of today by investigating the record of the Book of Mormon with prominent scholars and authors. Ryan also sets out to find the Gadianton robbers outposts where they took refuge for over 1000 years and the forts built by the Nephites to defend against the secret combinations here in North America. The locations are surprising as the latest finds from North American archeology reveals new insights into the plight of the Nephites and our plight today.
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Here’s a link to the video shown General Conference weekend. The producers of the film used artists interpretations of the mounds and temple complexes built by the Hopewell, Adena, and Mississippian cultures of the heartland of North America. This backgound is more doctrinally accurate than previous films, in harmony with the prophetic history of the Book of Mormon and also supports Joseph Smith’s revelations. It’s AWESOME! Learn more about this ancient civilization that matches that of the Nephites in the link below the video
Nephite Explorer’s episode on the mound builders of North America
Article on Joseph Smith’s testimony of the Nephite Lands:
If you watched conference you would have likely seen the new video hosted by Elder D. Todd Christofferson and featuring several other Apostles which depicted Christ’s visit to the Nephites. But where was the setting depicting grassy covered mounds with wood structures on top?
ABOVE: LDS VIDEO IMAGE COURTESY THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
Where is this? For those who’ve been following the Nephite Explorer project, you’ll reconize this setting was based on artists depictions of the Mound Builders or Hopewell and Adena and Mississippian civilizations of North America.
ABOVE PHOTO: CAHOKIA MOUNDS STATE HISTORIC SITE MURAL, OUTSIDE ST. LOUIS MO. Photo: Ryan Fisher
While it should be noted that the Mississippian culture flourished beginning in 800 AD, the Hopewell culture was also building similar structures between 500 BC and 400 AD in this area and throughout the mid-west from the Appalachian mountains in the east to the Rockey mountains in the west.
The dates and archeology of the Hopewell run tight parallels to that of the Nephites of the same time period and the Adena culture runs similar parellels to the Jaredites. For more information on these cultures and other archeology of North America and Book of Mormon parallels check out “Nephite Explorer Season One” which has “Search for the Nephite Lands” television series. For even better information on all of this read “The Book Of Mormon”
ABOVE: Cahokia mounds today Photo: Ryan Fisher
Above Cahokia museum Photo: Ryan Fisher