Italian sailors knew about America 150 years before Columbus voyage, research shows

News 10/11/21, 02:19

Researchers believe that Italian mariners knew about America 150 years before Christopher Columbus found the continent. A 14th-century Milanese friar has left a collection of writings referring to Genoan mariners knowing of a country west of Greenland "where giants live." The text was discovered by Italian researchers when researching the Cronica Universalis ...

500 years on, the legendary Columbus’ ships still lost to history

U.S. 10/10/21, 03:40

More than half a millennium after Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, the actual remains of his three ships—the Nia, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria—remain lost to history. On Oct. 12, 1492, the 15th-century adventurer landed in what is now the Bahamas, bringing the pre-Columbian era in the New World ...

Did the Chinese arrive in America before Christopher Columbus (Video)

Culture 06/03/19, 09:04

According to one theory, even before Christopher Columbus was born, the Chinese had already arrived in America. Historian and former British commander Gavin Menzies in his book "1421, the year in which China discovered the world" claimed that the Chinese arrived in America 72 years before Christopher Columbus. Menzies mentions ...

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