Los misterios sagrados entre los mayas y quichés hace 11500 años [Texto impreso] :]la francmasonería en épocas anteriores al templo de Salomón y su relación con los misterios sagrados de Egipto, Grecia, Caldea y la India (1931)
Augustus Le Plongeon (May 4, 1825 – December 13, 1908) was a British-American photographer and antiquarian who studied the pre-Columbian ruins of America, particularly those of the Maya civilization on the northern Yucatán Peninsula. While his writings contain many controversial notions that were discredited by later researchers, Le Plongeon left a lasting legacy in his photographs documenting the ancient ruins. He should also be regarded as one of the earliest proponents of Mayanism.Le Plongeon wrote a lengthy history of Maya culture, going so far as to propose a theory that Maya had been in touch with the lost continent of Atlantis and were ancestral to Ancient Egypt, a theory which has since been challenged by the scientific community. Le Plongeon, a Freemason, was also convinced that the roots of Freemasonry were to be found in the ancient Maya culture. However, as a pioneer in producing photographic records of Maya sites and inscriptions, Le Plongeon's works retain value to later researchers and his photographs preserve the appearance of many sites and objects that have been subsequently damaged or destroyed.