Did the Chinese Discover America?

By Michael Zennie
The Daily Mail
Oct. 09, 2013

A copy of a 600-year-old map found in a second-hand book shop is the key to proving that the Chinese, not Christopher Columbus, were the first to discover the New World, a controversial British historian claims.

The document is purportedly an 18th century copy of a 1418 map charted by Chinese Admiral Zheng He, which appears to show the New World in some detail.

This purported evidence that a Chinese sailor mapped the Western Hemisphere more than seven decades before Columbus is just one ofEarth-shattering claims that author Gavin Menzies makes in his new bookRead More

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