Metal Records

Metal Records and

Stone Boxes

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The Book of Mormon was translated and published in 1830 from an ancient record inscribed on plates that had the appearance of gold. Moroni, the last scribe who had charge of the plates, placed them inside a box made of stones cemented together. At the time of the book’s publication, such claims seemed laughable, but since that time much evidence has come forth, both in other ancient texts and in archaeological discoveries, that this was, indeed an authentic practice in the ancient Near East from which the Nephites came. Because many readers are unaware of the hugh volume of such evidence, I have decided to list information about some of the finds, including, where possible, photographs, of metallic plates (most of them containing records) and stone boxes.

Book of Mormon Plates

Bibliography of Metal Records

Metal Records Mentioned in Ancient Texts

America

Arabic Finds

Cyprus

Egypt

Etruscan

Far East

Greek

Hittite

Iberia

India/Central Asia

Indonesia

Israelite/Jewish

Mandaean

Mesopotamia

Other

Persia (modern Iran)

Phoenician

Questionable

Roman

South Arabic

Southeast Asia

Stone Boxes

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