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Silk: “And now, because of the steadiness of the church they began to be exceedingly rich, having abundance of all things whatsoever they stood in need--an abundance of flocks and herds, and fatlings of every kind, and also abundance of grain, and of gold, and of silver, and of precious things, and abundance of silk and fine-twined linen, and all manner of good homely cloth.”

- Alma 1:29, Book of Mormon

No evidence of silk in Mesoamerica

Chariots: “And they said unto him: Behold, he is feeding thy horses. Now the king had commanded his servants, previous to the time of the watering of their flocks, that they should prepare his horses and chariots, and conduct him forth to the land of Nephi; for there had been a great feast appointed at the land of Nephi, by the father of Lamoni, who was king over all the land.”

- Alma 18:9, Book of Mormon

No evidence of wheeled vehicles in Book of Mormon times

Seven-day week: “But the seventh day, the sabbath of the Lord thy God, thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates;”

- Mosiah 13:8, Book of Mormon

The seven-day week was not known during Book of Mormon times

Cimeters: “And it came to pass that I did arm them with bows, and with arrows, with swords, and with cimeters, and with clubs, and with slings, and with all manner of weapons which we could invent, and I and my people did go forth against the Lamanites to battle.”

- Mosiah 9:16, Book of Mormon

No evidence of cimeters in Ancient America

Uninhabited Continent: “And behold, it is wisdom that this land should be kept as yet from the knowledge of other nations; for behold, many nations would overrun the land, that there would be no place for an inheritance.”

- 2 Nephi 1:8, Book of Mormon

The continent has been inhabited for 30,000 years – millions of inhabitants