Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship



Old World Bountiful, Book of Mormon studies, Warren Aston, Michaela Aston, Wadi Sayq


A team of researchers, sponsored jointly by BYU and F.A.R.M.S., will examine a likely site for Old World Bountiful, where Nephi's family built the boat that carried them to their promised land. Over the last few years, Warren and Michaela Aston have surveyed the coast of southern Arabia for possible sites for Bountiful. Their research has identified a site at Wadi Sayq as the most likely candidate, matching in great detail the criteria that the Astons have identified from the account in the Book of Mormon.