Augustus Le Plongeon
|Augustus Le Plongeon|
As pictured in 1909 ed. of "Sacred Mysteries Among the Mayas and the Quiches"
|Born||4 May 1826|
|Died||13 December 1908 (82) |
Brooklyn, New York
|Burial||Cremeated; ashes scattered at sea|
Augustus Henry Julius Le Plongeon (May 4, 1826 - December 13, 1908) was a Jersey-born American medical doctor, photographer, traveller, amateur archaeologist, and antiquarian who devoted considerable attention and time to his study of the Maya civilization on the northern Yucatán Peninsula, producing many books and articles detailing his theories about the Mayans and what he perceived to be their links to other world cultures, including Egypt and Atlantis (which he asserted was called Mu).
- Le Plongeon, Augustus (1881), Vestiges of the Mayas, or, Facts Tending to Prove That Communications and Intimate Relations Must Have Existed, in Very Remote Times, Between the Inhabitants of Mayab and Those of Asia and Africa, New York: John Polhemus, https://archive.org/details/vestigesofmayaso00leplrich
- Le Plongeon, Augustus (1886), Sacred Mysteries Among the Mayas and the Quiches, 11,500 Years Ago ; Their Relation to the Sacred Mysteries of Egypt, Greece, Chaldea and India; Free Masonry in Times Anterior to the Temple of Solomon, New York: Robert Macoy, https://archive.org/details/sacredmysteriesa01lepl
- Le Plongeon, Augustus (1896), Queen M'oo And the Egyptian Sphinx, New York: The Author, https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008649031