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ongoing research into contact across the oceans before 1492
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227A. The Countries in the Southwestern Sea, from the Kuang Yü T'u [Enlarges Terrestrial Atlas - or Mongolian Atlas], 1320

227A. The Countries in the Southwestern Sea, from the Kuang Yü T'u [Enlarges Terrestrial Atlas - or Mongolian Atlas], 1320 | Pre-Columbian voyages to the New World | Scoop.it
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Some upcoming radio interviews in the USA with Gavin Menzies

Some upcoming radio interviews in the USA with Gavin Menzies | Pre-Columbian voyages to the New World | Scoop.it
Reading like a real-life Indiana Jones story The Lost Empire of Atlantis takes us on an epic journey around the world to finally uncover the truth beh...
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BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - In Our Time, The Ming Voyages

BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - In Our Time, The Ming Voyages | Pre-Columbian voyages to the New World | Scoop.it
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Ming Voyages of discovery.
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Who Really Discovered America? (1/6) - interview with Gavin Menzies

I learned in school that Columbus discovered America. But one man and a huge team have mounted a body of evidence that suggests the Chinese beat him to it.
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1434 Gavin Menzies | 1421 | Chinese Voyages | Renaissance history |medieval history | maritime exploration |Chinese Exploration | Admiral Zheng He | Chinese Junks

1434 Gavin Menzies | 1421 | Chinese Voyages | Renaissance history |medieval history | maritime exploration |Chinese Exploration | Admiral Zheng He | Chinese Junks | Pre-Columbian voyages to the New World | Scoop.it
Welcome! This site is a focal point for ongoing historical research, exploring the Chinese contribution to global history in the fifteenth century
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Da Ming Hun Yi Tu

The Da Ming Hun Yi Tu (Chinese: 大明混一圖; pinyin: dàmíng hùnyī tú, Manchu: dai ming gurun-i uherilehe nirugan) or Amalgamated Map of the Great Ming Empire is a world map created in China. It was painted in colour on stiff silk and 386 x 456cm in size.[1] The original text was written in Classical Chinese, but Manchu labels were later superimposed on them.

It is one of the oldest surviving world maps from East Asia although the exact date of creation remains unknown. It depicts the general form of the Old World, placing China in the center and stretching northward to Mongolia, southward to Java, eastward to central Japan, and westward to Africa and Europe.

Little is known about this world map. Its author is unknown and the date of creation is unclear. The map was created in China sometime during the Ming Dynasty and handed over to the new rulers of China, the Manchus. It has been kept on the Imperial Palace and was called Qingzi Qian Yitong Tu (清字簽一統圖) in some catalogs.[2] It is currently kept in protective storage at the First Historical Archive of China, in Beijing. A full-sized digital replica was made for the South African government in 2002.[3]

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Main structure of "Zheng He Treasure Ship" replica completed - China.org.cn

Main structure of "Zheng He Treasure Ship" replica completed - China.org.cn | Pre-Columbian voyages to the New World | Scoop.it
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Could a rusty coin re-write Chinese-African history?

Could a rusty coin re-write Chinese-African history? | Pre-Columbian voyages to the New World | Scoop.it
Archeological discoveries on the east coast of Africa suggest that a Chinese explorer reached the region...
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City Beneath the Waves: Pavlopetri

City Beneath the Waves: Pavlopetri | Pre-Columbian voyages to the New World | Scoop.it
BBC2 follows the excavation of the oldest submerged city in the world.
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our new website!

our new website! | Pre-Columbian voyages to the New World | Scoop.it
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China Discovered America in 1421 - interview with Gavin Menzies

The Chinese had discovered Americas way before Columbus step foot on the continents.
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