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  1. The Amlicites were armed with swords and cimeters (ca. 87 BCE). But no evidence for these weapons has ever been found. 2:12

  2. No metal coins (ezrons, senines, ontis, etc.) have been found from pre-Columbia America. 11:4-19

  3. "Alma cried unto the Lord, saying: O Lord our God, have mercy on this man, and heal him according to his faith which is in Christ. And when Alma had said these words, Zeezrom leaped upon his feet, and began to walk." 15:10-11

  4. The New World in 78 BCE had many temples, sanctuaries, and synagogues that "were built after the manner of the Jews." Yet no evidence of these magnificent buildings has ever been found. 16:13

  5. Swords (presumably made of metal) are again mentioned as though though they were common in pre-Columbian America. But no evidence for their existence has ever been found. 17:7

  6. Ammon had lots of horses an chariots, at a time when neither horses nor chariots existed in the New World. 18:9-10

  7. Lamoni had horses and chariots. But horses and wheeled transportation didn't exist in the Pre-Columbian New World. 20:6

  8. Just another of the many swords that are mentioned in the Book of Mormon at a time and place where swords did not exist. 20:16

  9. More metal swords, cimeters, and breastplates, none of which has ever been found. 43:18-20, 43:37-38, 44:8, 44:17