Supporters and Sponsors of PHOENICIA (9/1/2022)

Aug 24d

Please find attached a partial list of supporters and sponsors of the PHOENICIA Expedition from Carthage, Tunisia to Miami, Florida.

This list identifies more than 200 people and institutions who gave their support to Captain Philip Beale. More than 90% of these supporters are from outside the United States. They have donated money and time to the expedition because they understand the importance of giving the Phoenicians their proper place in the ancient history of America. The Phoenicians were the greatest seafarers of the Old World. They had the technology to cross the Atlantic. Their ships were strong. They were rich because for hundreds of years their ships ruled the seas. The world’s oldest Phoenician ship replica is now in Iowa. This ship represents the ancient connections between the people of the Old and New Worlds.

In the last decade the Old World gave Philip Beale millions of dollars in support to do what he did. He sailed 30,000 nautical miles around Africa and across the Atlantic. Philip has earned his place among the great explorers of history. There is no other seafarer who is ready to do what he did. After doing what he did, he has said that he is not ready to do it again.

In a very real sense, Philip’s adventures were as much about the New World as the Old World. Philip’s expeditions have received media attention in the major population centers of the Middle East and North Africa. Tens of millions of people overseas know what Philip has done. There are only a few people in the Western Hemisphere who realize the significance of his daring achievements. We have spent several days with Philip. We know how unassuming and genuine he is in his personal life and manner.

We offer this list of PHOENICIA sponsors and donors as an indication of what Philip represents in the eyes of people who have known him for decades. We are all fortunate to work with such a fine fellow. Faculties and students of major universities will appreciate the ancient connections that Philip’s expeditions represent to the history of ancient America.

IMG 0143
IMG 0136

The Carthaginians/Phoenicians were master shipbuilders in the Ancient World. Their ships made them rich, and because of their ships they were global players for more than 700 years. By sailing from Carthage to Miami Captain Philip Beale showed the likelihood of a 2,600-year-old connection between the Old and New Worlds. We hope to re-establish this connection. We wish to work with Tunisian government officials in developing an awareness of their ancestors who most likely came to America 2000 years before Columbus.


Ancient Hebrew Menorah in Ireland

IMG 2132

PHEONICIAN hull timbers on Mississippi

Phoenicia Print 24 x 36 600 Years
IMG 0093

Arrival of 40-foot Container on January 15, 2022 in Montrose, Iowa.

PHOENICIA Supporters and Sponsors1
PHOENICIA Supporters and Sponsors2
PHOENICIA Supporters and Sponsors3
PHOENICIA Supporters and Sponsors4

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

HRG History — by Jay Mackley

The Heartland Research Group is a grassroots, boots-on-the-ground organization that believes that the historical narrative of the Book of Mormon took place in the Heartland of North America. The HRG is active in archaeological research and in the acquisition, restoration and display of ancient American artifacts. The HRG is currently preparing an ancient ship replica called the "Phoenicia" for display. The ships construction design is patterned after a shipwreck dating to 600 BC. The Phoenicia ship made modern voyages, first around Africa and then also from the Middle East to Florida in 2019 – proving that voyages around Africa or from Sidon to North America were feasible anciently.

Heartland Research Inc is a 501c3 private operating foundation for archaeological research and to complete preparations for the Phoenicia display. Current plans are for a museum large enough to house the Phoenicia ship and many other ancient artifacts and exhibits from North America. The location of the museum is planned to be in Zarahemla which is Lee County Iowa, near the Mississippi river and east of Nauvoo, Illinois.

Our activities are too many to list, but some recent major expeditions are listed below. Many of these expeditions are open-ended and we expect to continue research in these and other similar activities as time, resources, and volunteers become available. We have dozens of volunteers and hundreds of donors, large and small, but we need many more. Check out the websites listed below for details of Heartland Research Group projects. Our current project is is our biggest yet: to refurbish the Phoenicia ship for display.

Go to the Donation Page

We invite you to support our efforts so we can complete these worthy goals!
If you have skills or knowledge to contribute to our research and discovery projects, please contact us directly to volunteer.

  • What: Sonar scanning of Mississippi between Nauvoo and Keokuk. The purpose of the expedition was to discover a crossing route that ancient people could have taken.
  • Who: Heartland Research Inc volunteers.
  • Where: Between Keokuk and Nauvoo, Iowa.
  • How: Private donations of money, time and equipment.

  • What: Magnetic scanning of 221 acres of farmland near Montrose, Iowa. The purpose of the expedition was the discovery of fire-pits and other evidence of ancient occupation.
  • Who: Members of the Heartland Research Inc, local farmers, volunteers, plus technicians from German company SYNSYS. Signs of habitation were found with magnetometery scanning and then C14 dating.
  • Where: Near Montrose Iowa and between Montrose and Fort Madison Iowa.
  • How: Large and small donations of money, time and equipment.

  • What: A one week seminar in Fort Madison, Iowa with 25+ participants. Included visits to the Putnam museum in Davenport, Iowa. There were twelve presentations on the ancient history and written languages of the upper Mississippi.
  • Who: Members of Heartland Research Inc plus presenters and interested attendees.
  • Where: Fort Madison, Iowa.
  • How: Private donations for space, time and lodging.

  • What: Ground penetrating electrical resistivity scanning for building foundations using electrical resistivity equipment from LandVisor.
  • Who: Members of Heartland Research Inc and volunteers.
  • Where: Zarahemla in Lee County, Iowa.
  • How: Private donations and ground support.

  • What: Metal analysis for alloy content. Ancient arrow and spearhead found in Wisconsin stream of cast bronze.
  • Who: Heartland Research Group
  • Where: Sample found in Wisconsin stream by scuba diver.
  • How: Private donations for lab analysis.

  • What: High resolution LiDAR scanning by supporter Air Data Solutions of 34,000 acres in Lee County, Iowa and also part of Illinois. The focus was to create high quality digital maps showing the terrain of the land, especially in the foothill areas where large earthworks are found. Discovery of 5-10 miles of ancient earthworks from LiDAR using QGIS and ArcGIS visualization software.
  • Who: Members of Heartland Research Inc plus AirData Solutions Inc.
  • Where: Lee County, Iowa and also part of Illinois, covering the much of Nauvoo.
  • How: Private donations for services, data processing, and analysis.

  • What: Commence process of restoring the world's oldest ship replica from 600BC, which has circumnavigated Africa and crossed the Atlantic ocean from the Middle East to America.
  • Who: Members of Heartland Research Inc plus volunteers.
  • Where: Lee County, Iowa between Montrose and Fort Madison.
  • How: Private donations for materials, space, and equipment plus donations in labor.

Mission Statement

The Heartland Research Group researches archaeological evidence of the ancient civilizations of America.
Heartland Research Group activities include:

  • Field Research
    Uses archeological techniques and scanning technologies to reveal the remains of ancient civilizations.
  • Ancient Artifacts
    Encourages and facilitate study of ancient North American artifacts, including tablets, tools, weapons, metal works, and other items.
  • Geography
    Research and develop maps, using scanning technologies and other means, to identify the locations and activities of ancient civilizations.
  • Linguistics
    Analyze and translate ancient writings found in North America, especially those relating to other civilizations world wide.
  • Preservation and Display
    Collect, restore, preserve, catalog and exhibit ancient artifacts and replicas, and make them readily available to researchers and viewable to the public.
  • Archaeology, Geology, and History
    Study and research into all aspects archaeology, geology, and history that shed light on ancient North American peoples and cultures.
  • Promotion and Support
    Raise awareness of our activities. Work directly with and support individuals and groups in activities that share our same goals.
The Heartland Research Group welcomes researchers and interested parties of all backgrounds to share their analysis and findings of ancient American heartland civilizations.

PHP Code Snippets Powered By :
Scroll to Top