This “Stela 5” stone carving was found Octuber 1939 by Matthew W.Stirling. It stood in the temple courts at the ancient ruin City call “Izapa” in the southwestern corner of Mexico. 

Stela measures approximately 8 feet high, 5 feet wide 2 feet tick.Archaelogist date “Stela 5” at approx. 100AD. D. M. Wells Jakeman, Brigham Young University, interpreted the carving as a representation of “Lihi’s dream” “Tree of Life “ recorded in Nephi 8: 1-38.

 
     
     
 

This beatiful ilustration of the Tree of Life Stela is an incredible reference to this powerful engraving.The commentary underneath the ilustration says:"Among many other engraved stone monuments in the area,a 15 ton Stela located in the Guatemala-Mexico border and close to the City of Tapachula Chiapas bears witness of a Civilization that dates to the time period of The Book of Mormon (600BC-350AD).

 
     

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