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Friday, January 20, 2006

Chinese Discovered America?

Photo: Chinese map purportedly dating to 1418 Chinese seafarer Zheng He may have been the first person to find America during explorations around the globe. This map is a copy of a map that was dated 1421...71 years before Christopher Columbus found the New World.

This date coincides with the time that Zheng He was exploring. There are disagreements about this scenario and the map is currently undergoing testing. Read the rest of the article here.

Photo from National Geographic Website.

2 Comments:

At 11:30 AM, Blogger B O B said...

Hi Melissa, very interesting I find it intriguing that California is an island and the British Isles are missing.

 
At 12:14 PM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

Very observant, Bob! I did think it was very interesting.

 

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