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Pre-Columbus map may be authentic
Posted on Sunday, 26 March, 2006 |
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A New Zealand university's research has suggested a 243-year-old map indicating a famous Chinese explorer discovered New Zealand, Australia and America before Europeans is probably not a fake.
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#1 Posted by
on 26 March, 2006, 14:01
Always interesting when we find evidence that we may have gotten history all wrong.
#2 Posted by
on 26 March, 2006, 15:09
The idea that Columbus discovered is very euro-centric view of the world. The new world was discovered by the people who were living there. New Zealand, Australia had people living there, too. Europeans were late comers on the seen. The only thing they did was open the opportunity for trade and exploitation.
#3 Posted by
on 26 March, 2006, 16:18
people still actually believe that columbus "discovered" America? Even the vikings were before him, and most likely others were before them. Why doesn't it count that there were people living in america before columbus "found" it?
#4 Posted by
on 26 March, 2006, 20:13
Yes, this is the thing I can't undersand... Who cares about the Chinese having a 70-year lead before Colombus when Leif Eriksson and the Vikings were there four centuries earlier as the first outsiders in America...
#5 Posted by
on 26 March, 2006, 22:17
Actually the first "aliens" to the americas were probably the Egyptians... afterall - they did make it to Australia!
#6 Posted by
on 26 March, 2006, 23:10
I was thinking the Phoenician's who had an extensive trading fleet at the Dawn of " KNOWN" History.
#7 Posted by
on 26 March, 2006, 23:16
Interesting! And it couldn't have came at a better time
#8 Posted by
on 27 March, 2006, 1:43
I read somewhere (can't remember the exact link) people from the Malay Archipelago visited the American continent thousands of years ago. They visited the Mayan, Aztec and Incan civilisations and brought home sweet potato and maize. The journey took 4 months. The didn't go any further because the see the American continent as a 'wall' stretching from north to south.
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