Thursday, July 20, 2017

Of course Columbus didn't discover America

(, 2006); Pat Macpherson, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Of course Columbus didn't discover America. But then nor did China
A map [shown below] supporting claims that Chinese Admiral Zheng He reached the New World in the early 15th century is [I say] a hoax.
We all know that a lie goes halfway round the world while truth is putting on its boots. But what if the lie goes the whole way? What if it claims to circumnavigate the globe?

Does map prove China discovered America 70 years before Columbus? (
This is a Eurocentric map of our world.
[On Jan. 19, 2006 Simon Jenkins wrote:] Last week came purported evidence that the Chinese Admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho) sailed his great fleet of junks around the world a century before Columbus, Da Gama, and Magellan.

An 18th-century copy of a map dated 1418 has emerged from a Shanghai, China bookshop, depicting North and South America, Australia and Antarctica.

The map was bought by Chinese lawyer Liu Gang and was reportedly to go on display on Tuesday in London's Maritime Museum. (The museum denies all knowledge of it.)

The map challenges the customary Euro-centric version of global discovery and can thus rely on a weight of political correctness in support. It appears to stake China's claim to have "discovered" America first.
This comes as a surprise to those of us who know for a fact that America was discovered by Prince Madoc ab Owain Gwynedd in 1170. He landed at Mobile, Alabama, on the orders of the family druid and asserted Wales's claim to King Arthur's North Atlantic empire.

Making his way across country [USA], he settled west of the Mississippi river, where the Mandan tribe were encountered in the 18th century, fair-skinned and speaking a dialect of Welsh.
Unfortunately Madoc's arrival had been forestalled by St. Brendan in the seventh century. He sailed to America in a leather-bound coracle, as Tim Severin proved in 1977.

1421: The Year China Discovered America
The survivors of this trip remain pickled in a downtown Boston saloon to this day. Brendan and Madoc were followed by a Scottish knight Templar, Henry Sinclair, seeking refuge from the suppression of his order in 1398.

He and his Freemasons escaped with assorted treasures and holy grails to settle in Nova Scotia with the Micmac Indians (clearly a tribe of Hiberno-Scots [Irish] ancestry).

Sinclair's Masonic star, or "la merika," duly gave its name to the continent and merits a Da Vinci saga all of its own.

The only blot on this glory is that everyone knows America got its name from Glamorgan's Richard ap Meurig (Amerik), a wealthy sponsor of John Cabot's search for the north-west passage in the 1490s. More
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Pacific Islanders reached America before Columbus
Chinese inscriptions on rocks in U.S. prove Asians lived here 3,300 years ago (Mail Online).

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