But some people believe he went much farther—and this map is one reason. His logic is basically, because I think chinese people were in america, they were in america. . By 1776, it had been conquered by Great Britain. What the British Menzies did was focus his investigation and theory on a map discovered 30 years earlier in Taiwan by Baptist missionary Dr. Documentaries can be useful, but they are not substitutes for actual research or reading peer reviewed sources. After leaving Greenland, they first happened upon an undiscovered island made of rock with ice mountains in the background.
None of the more complex Chinese figures identified in this report are known to have any Native tribal affiliation. These pictograms are known as oracle bone pictograms; supposedly the markings are a record of a sacrificial ritual, most likely to the 3 rd Shang Dynasty emperor Da Jia Since the emperors were seen as gods and a divination of a ten-day sacred period. Menzies presented his findings in a talk at the Royal Geographical Society in London roughly 18 months ago which an article in Salon. He said: 'These ancient Chinese writings in North America cannot be fake, for the markings are very old as are the style of the scripts. Today the area is barren, but a thousand years ago there were trees everywhere and the area likely was used as winter stopover point, where Vikings repaired their boats and sat out bad weather.
Menzies claims he sailed the routes sailed by and , while he was commanding officer of the between 1968 and 1970, a contention questioned by some of his critics. The Minoans traveled to what is modern Michigan, for example. History is written by Europeans Well, the boom in the spirit industry sent venture capitalist to the jungle of Mexico to find mescal to market. When they actually set foot on one of the land masses, they noted how the grass was covered with dew and the Vikings scraped it up with their bare hands. Not a single document or artifact has been found to support his new claims on the supposed Ming naval expeditions beyond Africa. The Chinese were here before Columbus and there is evidence of Celtic settlements in Canada predating Columbus.
Anyway, thanks again Vlatko for another enjoyable doc. It is these detailed elements, however, that give the game away. There is at least no doubt about who did not participate in the murder of roughly 80 million native americans, China. Ruskamp thus concluded that the mixed styles of Chinese scripts found in these Arizona petroglyphs indicates that they were made during a transitional period of writing in China, not long after 1046 B. Perhaps the more logical possibility is that the fleet returned to China and then again set sail, this time eastward, across the Pacific to the west coast of North America. Such synchronicity followed Menzies as his research took him deeper along the Chinese trade routes.
History makes the Nazi atrocities look like a minor attempt by Hitler to be a copycat of the european morals and ethics that succeeded in stealing america, but on a far greater and successful scale. That's happened all over the world. Menzies claims that knowledge of Zheng He's discoveries was subsequently lost because the bureaucrats of the Ming imperial court feared that the costs of further voyages would ruin the Chinese economy. After the rewriting process was complete, the book was at a publishable length of 500 pages. Despite arousing immediate international interest, the map was quickly dismissed by many historians as an outright forgery.
Only Europeans represented the globe this way. A retired educator, statistician, and analytical chemist, Ruskamp pursued his study of petroglyphs as a hobby—little expecting to find what may lead to a great shift in how we view both American and Chinese history. Ratings, ratings and ratings are your answer. In a letter written to The Economist and provided to LiveScience, Wade, the critic of the map from the Asia Research Institute, urged its editor to print a retraction. Was Columbus the first European to glimpse the untamed, verdant paradise that America must have been centuries ago? So I say, that's it. Between ice ages and an ever evolving continent.
Stanford believed that North America was first discovered and populated by Asians during the First Ice Age. However, the question of whether he or Leif Erikson or someone else landed in America or not is irrelevant. The Chinese were experienced horsemen for centuries, if not millennia, prior to the European age of exploration, and it's logical that were they to make an expedition to the Americas, they would have brought their valuable horses with them. Once here, humans dispersed all across North and eventually Central and South America. The Cherokee Indians of the southeastern United States possess lore that tells of their accepting and warring with visiting Chinese travelers by sea.
To date, Ruskamp has identified over 82 petroglyphs matching unique ancient Chinese scripts not only at multiple sites in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but also nearby in Arizona, as well as in Utah, Nevada, California, Oklahoma, and Ontario. Biarni and his crew eventually found their way back to Greenland where they entertained children and sailors alike with their tale of discovering a new, lush and beautiful land. If it is real, it rewrites history, for it shows that he circumnavigated the globe and—most provocatively—that he discovered America more than 70 years before Columbus. Weighing the Evidence for Alternative History:. Alas there's no written proof of this but it is an interesting hypothosis and is highly probable due to the nomadic tendencies of those peoples.
Upon further inspection of the Harris Map, it was determined that the size, location and outline of Fu Sang was almost identical to North America. Fu Sang is to the Chinese what Atlantis is to the West -- a mythical land that most don't believe existed, but for which enough tantalizing yet vague evidence exists to maintain popularity for the idea. There is no reason to feel threatened; really! Even more amazingly, some of the features shown on the map of Fu Sang look a lot like geographical anomalies unique to North America, such as the Grand Canyon. Menzies claims that the knowledge of the winds, currents, and sea conditions that he gained on this voyage was essential to reconstructing the 1421 Chinese voyage that he discusses in his first book. The premise is false and indicates poor or angry school teachers. Ancient writings could prove that the Chinese discovered the Americas. Source: Ruskamp claims to have discovered 84 different pictograms which are very similar to other findings in other states like California, Utah, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Nevada.