13 February 2010

The Chinese Discovered America

Pre-Columbian maps from China secured by Marco Polo and brought to Venice indicate that the Chinese had sailed on the West Coast of North America and the Caribbean decades before Columbus reached the Americas.


Mishalak said...

National Geographic takes a somewhat skeptical view. "Chinese Columbus" Map Likely Fake, Experts Say

The Wikipedia page on the books 1434 and 1421 note that experts call them, "completely without substance". The factual errors are too numerous to list.

Andrew Oh-Willeke said...

Thanks for the useful fact check.

Mishalak said...

You are welcome. I know how easy it is to be taken in by something if the idea is cool enough. For me it was spontaneous human combustion years ago.