This fascinating documentary examines the mystery surrounding the sailing exploits of the legendary admiral zheng and his 30 year command of a giganti. 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 of the. 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 account states that: [47. Take me to who discovered america 1421: the year china discovered the world take me to 1421 » in 1434, gavin menzies offers a stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence on the european renaissance, tracing its roots to china.
1421: the year china discovered america dvd,this special examines the theories outlined by gavin menzies in his best-selling book an amateur historian and former submarine commander in the british navy, menzies poses an argument that could change the way we perceive global history forever -- that chinese admirals discovered america and chinese junks first circled the earth. The 1418 map of america - the 1418 map of america that the chinese supposedly drew is the key to the 1421 theory read about the chinse 1418 map of america and whether it's real. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' —1421, the year china discovered america this is a review of a non-gaming book and is intended to open up possibilities for gamers. Chinese discover america » blog archive » the john fairbairn ancient go (weiqi) board in the joseph needham north american chess board grid collection says:.
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. China could have changed the course of our history if it had discovered america if they had discovered north america first, columbus would have never been called the founder of the new world europeans may have never settled america in the 16th and 17th century. Author and researcher john ruskamp claims to have found pictograms from the ancient chinese shang dynasty etched into rocks in america the symbols are carved into rocks in new mexico, california. In 1405 a chinese muslim eunuch, zheng he, launched the first of seven voyages west from china across the indian ocean over the next 30 years, in command of the world's largest fleet and funded by the ming emperor, he sailed to the east coast of africa and deep into the persian gulf that much. I yü thu chih, a chinese book printed c 1430, depicting llamas, an armadillo, a jaguar, a patagonian, men chewing coca, and a mylodon — end note i began to wonder why american and european historians had managed to persuade the world for so long that columbus had discovered america and cook australia.
In 1480 confucian courtiers burned the logbooks of the chinese fleet what remains is a mystery how far had china's imperial fleet gonesailed throughout the world did the chinese reach america before european explorers had did the chinese fleet reach america (02:26) during the admiralty of. The primary proponent of the china discovered america theory is gavin menzies, a british historian who has published several books on the subject, most notably 1421: the year china discovered the world. 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 supports. Menzies' new book, 'who discovered america' also claims the chinese have been sailing to the new world since 40,000 bc across the pacific ocean his theories are not widely accepted by academia. Does a 600-year-old chinese map prove that christopher columbus was not the first international explorer to navigate the new world in his book who discovered america, published tuesday.
On march 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from china its mission was to proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas and unite the whole world in confucian harmony. Ruskamp and chinese pictograms which prove chinese discovered america a remarkable set of discoveries by several researchers point to the fact that long before the europeans arrived in america, the chinese people had known the place. When people argue that the chinese discovered america in 1421, most cite the book, '1421: the year china discovered america' by gavin menzies what the british menzies did was focus his investigation and theory on a map discovered 30 years earlier in taiwan by baptist missionary dr hendon m harris. 1421 the year china discovered america, by galvin menzies, is an account of the lost voyages of the legendary treasure fleet the book starts off with the rise of the.
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 gavin. In his book who discovered america, menzies refers to the copy of a 1418 map charted by chinese admiral zheng he, which appears to show the new world in some detail, who most likely created the. Did the polynesians use their mastery of ocean navigation to discover america before columbus sign out shows this day in history did the chinese discover america 4min play video jacques.
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 the. The year china discovered the world 1421: the year china discovered america - part two series 1, episode 2.
During the 15th century, the chinese had one of the most advanced naval fleets known to man as a result, china was able to establish many trade routes to. F or more than a century an army of scholars, enthusiasts and outright eccentrics has delved into the question of who discovered america some of the claims are truly exotic, with fanciful reportage on ancient phoenicians in rhode island or chinese from the middle kingdom in the bay area. Did the chinese discover america i believe i have located and identified pre-columbian land art in north america which bears evidence of an ancient chinese dynasty.