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And then there's the Irish.


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Did the Irish Discover America? (4 min) tv-pg

Did Ireland's St. Brendan reach North America nearly 1,000 years before Columbus?

http://www.history.com/topics/explor...f=1&free=false

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And the Welsh.



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Welsh legend indicates that Prince Madoc sailed to America in 1150 A.D., but can science prove the theory.


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There is some evidence that Indian Sailors reached South America well before Columbus, Eric the mythical Viking , miraculous priests etc etc but only at the end of a one way involuntary voyage See E Huntington, Mainsprings of Civilisation 1945. The evidence is in various architectural features in South American temples etc which suggest a cultural continuity with Indian culture. Ancient Indian trading shjps dealt with Zanzibar, Madagascar etc and given the right (wrong) weather conditions could be blown round the Cape and into the South Atlantic where , given the sailing capabilities of their vessels, winds, currents etc their next land fall would be South America with little chance of returning. Its possible that some might be early Moslems but most would be Hindi.
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Claim here is the map likely used by Columbus;
http://gizmodo.com/a-map-that-may-ha...lly-1710979580
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Ah, those wacky Turks and their wild claims.



Yeah, Vikings. They're everywhere, first.
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Ah, those wacky Turks and their wild claims.



Yeah, Vikings. They're everywhere, first.
Nice Picture of the Moon it is fitting that there is a boat in it.

I think that man kind has the highest dispersal rates of all species on earth and it all starts with the invention of the boat.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_dispersal
Many unwanted passengers have also gained a ride with the help of the invention of the boat.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br...rers-1.2735279
Samuel De Champlain brings Sea Worms to the Bay of Fundy (Acadia).

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Nice Picture of the Moon it is fitting that there is a boat in it.

I think that man kind has the highest dispersal rates of all species on earth and it all starts with the invention of the boat.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_dispersal
Many unwanted passengers have also gained a ride with the help of the invention of the boat.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br...rers-1.2735279
Samuel De Champlain brings Sea Worms to the Bay of Fundy (Acadia).

"To Boldly Go Where No Sea Worm Had Gone Before"!

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Um, ok, thanks for that....but, um....

Not that I'm disagreeing with you, I'm just not real sure what your point is in relation to the subject matter.
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Next thing people will be saying is that the pyramids were built by aliens.

Weren't they...? I read they were on a website and we all know anything on the Internet has to be true, right?
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Weren't they...? I read they were on a website and we all know anything on the Internet has to be true, right?
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Don't underrate wiki. Look at the bottom of a wiki article to see what they have used for references. Many/most have very impressive list of sources.
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Back to the op. There is the chance that one of Columbus's crew was Muslim but still doesn't make them first.
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I am sure that you can find remains of frog legs and snale shells in fires of the Prehistoric Caves of America.


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Back to the op. There is the chance that one of Columbus's crew was Muslim but still doesn't make them first.
I wouldn't think so only because one of Ferdinand's first acts in the wake of La Reconquista was expel or compel all of Spain's Muslims and Jews to convert to Roman Catholicism. Interestingly enough, the admiral of the famed Chinese fleet of exploration that preceded Columbus was Zheng He, who is generally acknowledged as coming from a Muslim background.
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Lots of people/civilizations discovered the Americas before Columbus. Columbus was the first one to make it well known.

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