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Monday, January 16, 2006

What the...China Discovered America??

A recent article by the Economist reports on purportedly the first map of the world and other written statements made by 1421 by a Chinese admiral named Zheng He, possibly proving that Chinese seamen first discovered America! To read the full article, go here. This comes after Gavin Menzies, who is a former submariner in the Royal Navy and a merchant banker, made the controversial claim in 2003 that Zheng He circumnavigated the world, discovering America on the way.

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