yes theres no way that they could have had contact, yiur refering to a speculated theory. The time frame is also skewed, the mya began making pyramids hundreds of years after the egyptions stopped their pyramid building. the myan culture wasnt around then, what was it the Obticans or something? To cross the atlantic, not to mention the pacific ocean in that direction would requier advanced seafaring knowledge. it took columbus a long time and a difficult journy to reach the west indies, yet comong back was a breze. why? currents, circumpolar crrents. To cross directly from the east to the west atlantic from egypt to the americas would mean that youd be fighting the gulf stream current almost all the way... The canary current can only get you so far out to seas (actualy to goes southwest) before your swept eastward and north by the gulf stream. It is certainly feasable that they were swept by them instead of fighting them, but, would their boats even survive the journy? The triangle of currents that criss cross the atlantic were known by slavetraders, and they thus made mucth money quikly by exploiting them later, but ... the egyptans and mya were agricultural societys and the seas witch boarderd their empires (part of their empire in the myan case) did not have any sunstanttal currents, so they would have had no knowledge of currents, and definantly no knowledge of atlantic currents, so cross-atlantic journeys would have been very slow and difficult for their prmitive boat tecnology. Secondly, egyption boats were primarily for river and sea travelk and would have fared very poorly in the open ocean due their desing.Originally Posted by [b
To go from central america to the meddeteranin also proves very difficult, because to go directly east would put you directly against the canary curent. Following the gulf stream is would be the only way for these primitive boats to get to the old world.woyld sweep you north to the british iles,
from where youd have to head south and penetrate the meddeteranian sea far enough to reach egypt.
It is certainly doable, and eventually you would reatch the opposite shore by drifting with the currents, but we dont think they would have even gotten that far. food water and time, and their boats definatly didnt move that fast. As for the chinese, it is also feasable but unlikely. you could in theory island hop and hug the coastline but thats still a very long ditance. all the way across from the pacific.
thy myan rout to china to china is slightly more feasible, but its mostly open ocean that way and the chance of hitting a scatterd small island slight, they would have shurly died from lack of water and exposure before they made it across (myans = minimum clothing)
a land rout across asia would be very difficult, with mountains and deserts to cross