Tags: Columbus | Menzies | map | book

Author: Chinese Discovered America

Tuesday, 08 Oct 2013 01:35 PM

By Jim Meyers

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
With Columbus Day just around the corner, a book published on Tuesday claims that a Chinese map showed the Western Hemisphere in some detail — decades before Columbus "discovered" the New World.

Author Gavin Menzies says an 18th century map found in a Beijing second-hand bookstore is a copy of a 1418 map charted by Chinese Admiral Zheng He, who led a fleet across the Pacific Ocean.

Menzies' book "Who Discovered America?" also asserts that the first inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere did not cross the Bering Strait from Asia, but were Chinese sailors who crossed the Pacific 40,000 years ago, according to a report on Mail Online.

Menzies first wrote about Zheng He's voyage in 2002, but his theories are not widely accepted by historians.

Editor’s Note: New 'Obamacare Survival Guide' Reveals Dangers Ahead for Your Healthcare

Related Articles:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Gov. Jindal: Some Louisianans Must Disclose Ebola Travel Plans

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 21:34 PM

With the White House unwilling to initiate a travel ban to Ebola-stricken countries, Gov. Bobby Jindal says he's forced  . . .

O'Reilly: Uneasy Voters Pick Dems Based Only on 'Emotion'

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 22:03 PM

Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly says he knows why a majority of Americans say the country is "out of control" but conti . . .

Amber Vinson's Mother: Nurse Followed Ebola Protocols

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 23:02 PM

The mother of nurse Amber Vinson, the second person to contract the Ebola virus after treating patient Thomas Eric Dunca . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved