Goodbye, Columbus: Vikings crossed the Atlantic 1,000 years ago

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Nanfeishen

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but how many were clones? and how many came from a Different planet entirely through a Stargate?
:ROFL:

seriously though, how accurate is our view of history, is we barely know when America was actually discovered? and by Whom?
Depends on what is meant by "discovered" as people have been living in the America's for at least the past 25000 years if not longer
 

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According to Google
Vasco Da Gama discovered India
Marco Polo Discovered China
The Romans discovered Britain
António da Mota and Francisco Zeimoto discovered Japan
Phoenicians, Greeks and Carthaginians discovered Spain
 

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Depends on what is meant by "discovered" as people have been living in the America's for at least the past 25000 years if not longer
again, matter of debate, as many came across the land bridge that connected Russia and Alaska.
but I think Columbus was the first European from a Western Country to colonize America,

and as we all know, History is written by the winners, so he "discovered" America.

even though America had been settled much before that time, just not by people the Europeans considered people.
 

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According to Google
Vasco Da Gama discovered India
Marco Polo Discovered China
The Romans discovered Britain
António da Mota and Francisco Zeimoto discovered Japan
Phoenicians, Greeks and Carthaginians discovered Spain
how much is real, and how much isnt, is up for debate,
I mean like I said earlier, History is written by the Winners, and people who were conquered and assimilated don't have a History per se.
 

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According to Google
Vasco Da Gama discovered India
Marco Polo Discovered China
The Romans discovered Britain
António da Mota and Francisco Zeimoto discovered Japan
Phoenicians, Greeks and Carthaginians discovered Spain

Bartholomeu Dias discovered the Cape ;)
 

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The world is billions of years old. And no, no ancient aliens yet, we have a good fossil record of when man evolved.

Watching some of the people in this thread trying to understand history is like watching the Insane Clown Posse trying to understand Science.
What about those head binding alien skulls in Peru?

Then again, tracing fruits, grains etc shows our ancient ancestors had an itch to travel and sure got around. The first Indians in the US were slow couches.
 

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What about those head binding alien skulls in Peru?

Then again, tracing fruits, grains etc shows our ancient ancestors had an itch to travel and sure got around. The first Indians in the US were slow couches.
Some. There was a merchants class that traveled. The regular person probably never left his village.
 

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Just providing some tunes for your victimhood/pity party....
Dude, you are the undisputed king of pity party & victimhood. Like aren't you the one who started with BEE is apartheid and look at me I am denied oxygen because I am not black ?

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What about those head binding alien skulls in Peru?

Then again, tracing fruits, grains etc shows our ancient ancestors had an itch to travel and sure got around. The first Indians in the US were slow couches.

Also hair samples of 3000 year old Egyptian mummies show traces of cocaine and nicotine. Tobacco and coca leaves are indigenous to South America, suggesting that there were trade routes between South America and Ancient Egypt long before it was recorded in the history books.
 

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What about those head binding alien skulls in Peru?

Then again, tracing fruits, grains etc shows our ancient ancestors had an itch to travel and sure got around. The first Indians in the US were slow couches.

Nee fock man that was just an Indiana Jones movie!
 

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Well actually Columbus thought he had found India, not America. So he is a dumb@$$ and his discovery does not count.
Amerigo Vespucci on the other hand was the first western explorer to correctly postulate that what Columbus had found was in fact a new continent - therefore, ergo ipso facto it is today called America.
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Well actually Columbus thought he had found India, not America. So he is a dumb@$$ and his discovery does not count.
Amerigo Vespucci on the other hand was the first western explorer to correctly postulate that what Columbus had found was in fact a new continent - therefore, ergo ipso facto it is today called America.
;)
100%, that's why he called the Native Americans "Indians". He was trying to sail around the world in the opposite direction to establish a new trade route with the East.
 

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100%, that's why he called the Native Americans "Indians". He was trying to sail around the world in the opposite direction to establish a new trade route with the East.
An article on maps. "Columbus discovered America with a map". True, but the map was wrong and Columbus lucky.

 
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