Saturday, January 14, 2006

News: The Chinese found America first??!!

Is this possible... the Chinese might have been the first to make a modern discovery of the American continent as we know it today??!!

Click on: 'BBC NEWS'.

Photo: The Economist/PA

Oh, on an irrelevant note... what are the chances that a person is a 1.Chinese admiral, 2.Muslim, 3.Eunuch, 4.Mariner AND 5.Explored all corners of the world with wind power in the 1400's?

Well, supposedly Zhang He was... Fuuuuuuyoh*!

I doubt that even if Viking Leif Eriksson REALLY were the one who discovered North America in year 1000, his credentials probably wouldn't come close.

*Malaysian expression of gawgasperation... amazement... like... "WOW" reigning on the pinnacle of gigantamatum!


At January 15, 2006 10:59 AM, Anonymous louyau said...

judging by that ... we are the founder of everything ... well ... most of them

At January 15, 2006 3:39 PM, Blogger Pinky said...

you may also be interested in this book - 1421 The Year China Discovered America by Gavin Menzies.

check out his website -

he presented quite an interesting argument about Zheng He's discovery!

At January 16, 2006 10:02 AM, Blogger Kurios1978 said...

louyau: Ha ha, but there are still disputes out there on who founded what, and when.

pinky: Saved the link, and will have a look later. Thanks :)

At February 11, 2006 10:38 AM, Blogger Max said...

Ya, 1421 is a great read... The author even talks about how the European explorers held in secret copies of the Chinese maps. Makes sense to me!


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