Featured Image: Map of the world by Ottoman admiral Piri Reis, drawn in 1513.Only half of the original map survives and is held at the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul.The map synthesizes information from twenty maps, including one drawn by Christopher Columbus of the New World. CREDIT: Piri Reis (circa – circa ) SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (Public Domain).
Published on Apr 22, 2013
Who were the first people to discover America? Historical evidence uncovers the myth of Christopher Columbus being the first to America. This documentary explores the evidence of Ancient Civilizations visiting North America long before Columbus. Chinese, Egyptian, Viking explorers all traveled to the New World.