On the strange inscriptions found in Chubut.
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Argentine investigator Enrique Garcí Barthe and photographer Julián Knopp found several stones that they attributed to ancient migrants from the Middle East, with "Aramaic" inscriptions.
These were uncovered "from a depth of several meters during excavations done to lay a natural gas pipeline". They were found in the Argentine province of Chubut.
Barthe also said that the Boer immigrants (many had come to Chubut province during the Boer War in South Africa against Britain) who returned back to South Africa in the early 1900s once the war was over, took "hundreds of these stones back with them as a souvenir of the Mapuche [natives]" 
The finding was confirmed by father Román Dumrauf, Director of the Don Bosco Catholic Foundation. The stones were found in the province of Chubut, and many come from Gan Gan. He said that several investigators had visited the Museo Regional Salesiano at Rawson and speculated on the origin of the stones. Some said that they were made by the Inca, others by the natives of Easter Island. All agreed that they were not made by the local Patagonian natives.
 Victoria Azurduy, (1987). Descubren Nexo entre Patagonia y Oriente Ambito Financiero, Buenos Aires, 04 Aug. 1987. pp. 23
 El Chubut, Salesiano confirma existencia de piedras talladas. 05, August, 1987. pp. 10.
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