For years and years, we’ve been taught that Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas despite the fact that it’s common knowledge that the Vikings landed in the region much earlier. Well, it turns out it’s possible neither Columbus nor the Vikings should be credited for the discovery. Researchers recently unearthed more proof that suggests it was actually ancient Chinese explorers that first found the Americas.
Researchers have found ancient writings carved into rocks, and they believe these writings could mean Chinese explorers were in America long before any European ever landed there. The writings are believed to have been inscribed alongside the carvings of Native Americans from thousands of years ago.
Ancient writings could prove that the Chinese discovered the Americas.
It was amateur epigraph researcher and retired chemist John Ruskamp who discovered the unique markings while he was walking in the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to him, the writings suggest Chinese explorers were in the Americas around 1,300BC. That’s about 2,800 years before Columbus accidentally found the New World in 1492.
According to Ruskamp, as reported in The Vintage News:
“These ancient Chinese writings in North America cannot be fake, for the markings are very old as are the style of the scripts. As such, the findings of this scientific study confirm that ancient Chinese people were exploring and positively interacting with the Native peoples over 2,500 years ago. The pattern of the finds suggests more of an expedition than settlement.”
This discovery contradicts the more popular belief that Christopher Columbus discovered the New World.
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. What he found in Albuquerque appears to be an ancient form of writing that was used up until the end of the Shang Dynasty.
According to him:
“Although only half of the symbols found on the large boulder in Albuquerque, New Mexico have been identified and confirmed as Chinese scripts, when the four central pictogram-glyphs of this message – Jie, Da, Quan, and Xian – are read in the traditional Chinese manner from right to left, we learn about a respectful man honoring a superior with the sacrificial offering of a dog.
“Notably, the written order of these symbols conforms with the syntax used for documenting ancient Chinese rituals during the Shang and Zhou dynasties, and dog sacrifices were very popular in the second part of the second millennium B.C. in China.”
The ancient writings suggest Chinese explorers were in the Americas around 1,300BC.
Ruskamp was not the first to claim this theory of the Chinese discovering America. A retired submarine lieutenant named Gavin Menzies claimed the Chinese sailed to North America in 1421, many years before Columbus was even born.
There are those who are against this theory. Some experts say there is no strong archaeological evidence that could support the claim. However, more and more scholars and experts are starting to look into the matter.
More and more scholars are starting to pay attention to this theory.
For example, Dr. Dennis Stanford of the Smithsonian Institution believes that North America was first discovered and populated by Asians during the First Ice Age. Dr. Michael Medrano, chief of the Division of Resource Management of Petroglyph National Monument, has been studying Ruskamp’s findings. And David N. Keightley, Ph.D., a MacArthur Foundation Genius Award recipient who is considered by many to be the leading analyst in America of early Chinese oracle-bone writings, is a strong supporter of Ruskamp.
How about you? What do you think of this possibility? Let us know in the comments below.
Apparently, Japanese Nightingale Floors are Ninja-Proof!
These ingenious floors alert guards when an intruder enters the premises!
What's a surefire way to keep thieves from even entering your home? Back in the Edo period in Japan, there obviously weren't electronic alarm systems to keep intruders out.
While they had guards, these guards were no match for sneaky ninjas who could sneak in without being detected. So instead, they created the uguisubari or nightingale floors.
They look like regular floors, but the secret lies beneath the planks.
The Story of the 2,300-Year-Old Fallen Wawona Tunnel Tree in Yosemite National Park
Know the tale of this fallen beauty.
If you've been to the Yosemite National Park, chances are you've seen the famous Wawona Tunnel Tree, now also known as the Fallen Tunnel Tree. The Wawona was once a towering sequoia that stood in Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park in California, USA until February 1969. It is estimated to have been around 2,300 years old by the time it fell.
The Wawona had a height of 227 feet (69 m) and was 26 feet (7.9 m) in diameter at the base. It is not clear where the word 'Wawona' came from, but some believe it to mean either 'big tree' or 'hoot of the owl.'
The famous Wawona Tunnel Tree can be found in Yosemite National Park.
The Story of Kolmanskop, Former Diamond Mine and Now Ghost Town in the Namib Desert
The town has long since said goodbye to its glory days.
Ghost towns may be creepy, but they always have good stories to tell. Case in point, the Kolmanskop in the middle of the Namib desert in South Africa. Here, no humans can be found, only decrepit houses partly swallowed by the sand. They are witnesses to a once thriving town.
The story goes that in 1908, railway worker Zacharias Lewala, while shoveling in the desert, noticed a sparkling stone. Convinced the stone was a diamond, Lewala decided to show his discovery to his supervisor, German railway inspector August Stauch, for confirmation.
Kolmanskop is located in the middle of the Namib desert in South Africa.
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