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                   Valley of Lemuel as Wadi Tayyib al-Ism (The Valley of the Good Name)

              

               1995       George Potter, Craig Thorsted

 

   

                        

 

               River of Laman, stream in Wadi Tayyib al-Ism

 

               1995       George Potter, Craig Thorsted

              

                        

               Elim (Exodus 15:27) Waters of Moses in Wadi Tayyib al-Ism 

 

                        1995       George Potter, Craig Thorsted                   

                              

                        

               Most Fertile Parts (1 Nephi 16:14) Dedan-Medina

 

               1996       George Potter

            

               

                 

              Atim Trees, likely wood for Nephi’s bow 

 

              1998       Neil Holland                      

           

                       

              Springs where Moses cured Bitter Waters, Maqna  

 

              1998      George Potter, Tim Sedor, Richard Wellington,

 

                                          Ed Benson, Steve & Pamela Done

 

                       

              Lehi’s Trail through Fertile Parts, Dedan-Medina  

    

              1998      George Potter, Richard Wellington, Michael Bellersen, Ed Benson

 

         

                      

             Nahom, northern most Frankincense Trail to east in Yemen

 

             1998      George Potter, Richard Wellington     

              

                        

              Place Bountiful, Nephi's Harbor, Khor Rori, Oman 

              

              1998      George Potter, Richard Wellington

 

                       

              Lehi’s Trail  to Valley of Lemuel 

              

              1999      George Potter, Tim Sedor, Bruce Santucci

 

                       

              Lehi period campsite and possible altar sites 

             

              1999      George Potter, Tim Sedor, Bruce Santucci

 

                       

              Shazer (wadi Sharma) 

 

              1999    Richard Wellington, George Potter

 

 

                        

               Lehi’s Trail from Shazer to Most Fertile Parts (Dedan)

  

               2000    George Potter, Richard Wellington, Michael Bellersen,  Tim Sedor, Satya Nand

 

 

                        

               Completed tracing probable course of Moses from Tanis in

               Egypt to the real Mount Sinai

 

               2001   George & Susan Potter, Tim Sedor

 

 

                        

               Completed survey of possible Jaredite trail through eastern Arabia

               

               2001   George Potter and Richard Wellington

 

 

                                  

               Discovery of great rock art mural at Dedan (To be featured in "Noah Film")

               

               2002   George Potter

 

 

 

                                

               Discovery of the Lihyanite (People of Lihi) Sanctuary

               

               2004   George Potter, David Alexander, Jim Anderson

 

 

 

                              

               Discovery of the 2nd Temple of Lihyanites (People of Lihi)

               

               2005   George Potter, David Alexander, Jim Anderson

 

 

                       

 

              Field Study - Ruins of city, castle and watchtower of Dumah, a

              possible halt on the Jaredite Trail. Settled by the grandson of

              Abraham through Ishmael (Genesis 25:14)

              2006   George Potter, Jim Anderson, Wayne Shurtliff, Mick Haw

 

 

 

                      

 

              Field Study - "Arabian Stonehenge" dates circa 4000 BC. Purpose

              unknown. Stone pillars roughly 12 feet tall.

              2006   George Potter, Jim Anderson, Wayne Shurtliff, Mick Haw

 

 

 

                             

 

             Located Neolithic flint quarry 4.5 miles from Khor Rori

             (our candidate for Nephi's Harbor.)

            2006 Jim Anderson, Hugh Smith, Linda Smith, Doug Esplin and George Potter

 

           

           

                     

 

            Discovered where "wild honey" is gathered in caves 2.5 miles from Khor Rori

            (Nephi's Harbor). (Stick is where honey is taken from cave walls.)              

            2006 George Potter, September 2006 Team: Brian & Pamela Ames, Jim Anderson, William & Cory Conner,

                                  Doug Esplin, Frank Lewandowski, Garth & Cheryl Norman, Gatis & Zane Senkans, Wayne & Diane

                                  Shurtliff, Hugh & Linda Smith.

 

         

 

                 

 

            Located rock art depicting unique ships of Salalah, Oman only 2.5 miles from

            Khor Rori (view from cave to harbor). Archaeologist believe this proves

            shipbuilding was taking place at Khor Rori even before Nephi's time.              

            2006 George Potter & September 2006 Expedition Team Members 

 

 

 

                       

            Discovered smelting furnace and iron and copper smelting slag at Khor Rori.              

           

            2006 Jeffrey Bradshaw and George Potter

 

 

 

                          

 

            Discovered Ancient Moorings and "Way-Ramps" for launching ships at Khor Rori.                    

            2006 George Potter & September 2006 Team Members

 

 

  

                     

 

           Confirmed with local geneaologist and tribal historian that the tribe that owns the

           harbor of Khor Rori are descendants of Orphir the brother of Jerah (Jared), and the

           tribe claims Khor Rori is the Bible harbor of Ophir. This provides strong evidence

           that Jaredites also sailed from Khor Rori (see our documentary film, The Jaredites).               

           2006 George Potter

 

 

 

            

 

          Located fresh water steam that feeds the crops and orchards that archaeologist

          proved existed at Khor Rori in Nephi's time. Shown agricultural areas by the

          Supervisor of Excavations at Khor Rori.

          

          2006 George Potter

 

                         

         Discovery of Lost Dilmun village (circa. 2000 BC)
 

         2007 George Potter and Jim Anderson

 

   

                 

 

           Confirmed that Cuzco was the City of Nephi (previously identify by Art Kocherhans).

 

                2008 George and Matthew Potter

 

 

                             

                                                                              

            Explored temple of Viracocha (bearded white god of Peru) on Isle of the Sun in Lake Titicaca,

          believing it was constructed by Nephi, son of Lehi.                                                              

 

          2008 George and Matthew Potter

 

 

                        

             Identified Caral, Peru as religious center of Jaredites

              2008 George and Matthew Potter, Dave Richardson                                                                  

 

                     

              Identified Cahuachi (Nazca) Peru as probable city of Bountiful

           2008 George and Matthew Potter, Dave Richardson

 

                     

 

              Identified Pukara, Peru as likely site of Zarahemla. 

          

            2008 George and Matthew Potter

 

 

 

                            

              2 More Ancient ‘Ship Rock’ style Forts along the Jaredite Trail

                   2009 George Potter and Jim Anderson

 

 

 

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