The Gold Plates of King Darius


The Gold Plates of King Darius

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Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum

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Aston, Warren P. "The Gold Plates of King Darius", Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum , 2015.


The finely-inscribed gold and silver plates of King Darius remain an example par excellence of ancient record-keeping using metal plates. Buried for millennia, they were discovered by a German archaeologist in 1933. They remain one of the best examples of the plates that Joseph Smith reported locating and translating into the Book of Mormon a century earlier.
Gold Plates

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