artifacts found in Tucson, arizona
In 1924, Charles E. Manier and his family allegedly unearthed some artifacts in the Arizona desert that have been a source of controversy for more than 90 years now. Their discovery included 31 lead objects consisting of crosses, swords, and what appear to be religious or ceremonial relics. They have inscriptions on them in both Hebrew and Latin with pictures of temples, people, angels, and one with what many interpret as a diplodocus dinosaur. One of the objects contains the phrase "Calalus, the unknown land", which is speculated to be the name of the settlement. There are also Roman Numerals ranging from 790 to 900 and are thought to be dates since they are followed by the letters AD.
When these objects were made public, it was assumed that these were "ancient Roman artifacts". This may or may not be the case, but one fact is certain. No matter what their origin is, it does not mean that someone from that place or time brought them here. It also doesn't mean that is where they were when the original owners parted from them just because that's where they were found. I don't know if they were left there by the people who made them, by someone they were given to, or if they were family heirlooms passed down, but I'm having a difficult time believing they were planted as a hoax.