Hendon harris believes he has uncovered evidence that the ancient chinese discovered america & established an advanced civilization long before columbus. Directed by david wallace with larry belling, esmond bradley martin this documentary examines the controversial theory that a chinese ming dynasty fleet, led by. But really, what incited my interest was a book called 1421: the year china discovered america that book has been largely debunked. There are also theories that say that the chinese discovered north america before columbus of the person (or people) who discovered america. In his new book, 1421: the year china discovered america (william morrow), gavin menzies claims that a massive chinese fleet of huge junks and support ships made a two-year circumnavigation. Author and researcher john ruskamp claims to have found pictograms from the ancient chinese shang dynasty etched into rocks in new mexico, california and arizona. It is called “1421: the year china discovered the world” but in the us the book is called “1421: the year china discovered america” in 1421. The paperback of the 1421: the year china discovered america by gavin menzies at barnes & noble free shipping on $25 or more.
Award-winning news and culture, features breaking news, in-depth reporting and criticism on politics, business, entertainment and technology. Other claims have been made for early chinese contact with north america in 1882 artifacts identified at the time as chinese coins were discovered in british columbia a contemporary. Did the chinese discover america years before christopher columbus read the evidence that supports the 1421 theory that the chinese beat columbus. A recently unveiled map purporting to show that a chinese explorer discovered america in 1418 has been met with skepticism from cartographers and historians alike. In his new book, 1421: the year china discovered america (william morrow), gavin menzies claims that a massive chinese fleet of huge junks and support. Gavin menzies, a former british royal navy officer, has an interpretation that puts all these ideas in the shade in 1421: the year china discovered america.
It is no less interesting that the chinese, having discovered the extent of the world, did not exploit it, politically or commercially after all, columbus's discovery of america led to. Controversial historian gavin menzies is claiming that this map from 1418 proves that the new world was discovered by china's admiral zheng he some 70 years before columbus but that's not. Now, menzies is back with a new book, who discovered america: the untold history of the peopling of the americas (william morrow, 2013), in which menzies claims a chinese map dated 1418.
New evidences suggest that ancient chinese discovered america thousands of years before christopher columbus discovered the new world. Columbus discovered america in 1492, any elementary school student will tell you but an amateur historian says columbus was about 70 years too late the chinese beat him to it in 1421, says. New evidence ancient chinese explorers landed in far too often the word 'discovered' is used to describe those who came to north america - they discovered.
China was the world's greatest maritime power in the early 15th century, raising the theory that the chinese discovered america 71 years before columbus set sail. ::what if chinese explorers had discovered the new world in 1441 -- 50 years before columbus:: nothing, that what it would have happened or maybe, a chinese stele would have been found in.
This map claims that columbus was beaten to it by a chinese muslim but is it real. Films media group, an infobase learning company, is the premier source of high-quality academic streaming video and dvds for schools, colleges, and libraries. Did china discover america 70 years now another historian is arguing that the chinese also discovered the ‘new world’ 70 at ancient origins.
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