Columbus Was Last (Patrick Huyghe)

[Columbus Was Last (Patrick Huyghe)]I found this in the sale section of Barnes and Noble after reading 1421, which describes the Chinese world expedition that commenced in that year. Columbus Was Last summarizes 15 pre-Columbian “discoveries” of America. The stories come from every part of the world and vary in believability. The best section of the book is the last chapter which attempts to explain why Columbus’s voyage became legendary while others were forgotten, in spite of apparent discrepancies in the Great Navigator’s accounts. Although only one (Vikings landing in Newfoundland) is generally accepted scientifically and historically, I’m convinced that at least one other party made their way to America between the native Americans and Columbus. Unfortunately, we’ll probably never know for sure who actually made the journey.

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