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Wyrick shows Moses wearing a beret instead of a turban.
He also shows Moses in a 19th-century dress instead of the flowering robe shown on the stone.
It contains one phrase on each side: On this stone were carved Hebrew text that was translated as a condensed version of the Ten Commandments.
The name Decalogue Stone, comes from the translation of the Hebrew letters that outline the religious and moral codes described in Exodus 20:2-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21, which refer to the Decalogue or Ten Commandments.
This pattern indicates that the inscription was meant to be read repetitively.
Right above the figure of the man is a separate inscription which translates to "Moses".
Some argue that Wyrick could have become more desperate as time went by providing the motivation to commit such an act.
In 1861, Wyrick published a pamphlet that described his account of the artifact discoveries.
The idea that there is a connection between the ancient Hopewell mound builders and Jewish settlers that were in the Americas before Columbus is a form of pseudoarchaeology.
Whittlesey concludes at the time that the stones were a hoax, and assumed that the Bible was Wyrick's source of inspiration for the inscription.