I am a teacher and a life long learner. I hold a PhD in education and have been teaching for 29 years. I love to travel and see other places. So far, I have lived in Germany, been to England, Scotland, Wales, Russia, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, and across the United States 5 times.
Yes, there has been evidence that they were in North America 500 years before Columbus. no, but the vikings did. the Chinese could have discovered America if they wanted to, …since they had such great technology, but the Chinese never showed any interest in exploration with the brief exception of the Zheng He expeditions in the ming dynasty. the reason the vikings found America was because they were just awesome. The Chinese were exploring in ships before the Vikings. The first Chinese ocean going ships were built far back in the Song Dynasty ( c. 960-1270), but the Mongol's also had ships. When Marco Polo made his trip to the Mongol court he described 4 masted ships with 60 individual cabins, watertight bulkheads, and crews up to 300. When the Ming took over voyages were made from 1403 on and it is reported that 317 ships were in port in Nanjing. So, there is the possiblity that "yes" they did explore North American before Columbus.(MORE)
The Native Americans. They were there WAY before Columbus! There generations were passed from they Inuit's, to they Eskimo's, to the plains Indians to the American Indians or …something like that! So Columbus was TECHNACALY NOT the first one in America! We need to STOP giving Columbus SO much credit! either way, hope they answer helps! (MORE)
Columbus did not discover what we now know as the continental United States, but instead landed in the Caribbean. The term "America" came from a cartographer Amerigo Vespucci… as he was the one who named the landmass "America".(MORE)
I John along with II and III John were wrote by the Apostle John Before he wrote the booke of Revelations, which was penned around 90 a.d. The book of Revelations was the last… book of the Bible to be written, fittingly so, as it also the book concerning the end of Gods dealing with man and his sin. (MORE)
It is acknowledged that the Vikings had discovered and settled North America before Columbus. There is also dispute as to whether the Portuguese or Knights Templar discovered …the Americas before Columbus because of the secrecy of their explorations (MORE)
They are peoples (Vikings) from Norway. There is evidence that Leif Ericson voyaged to what is now Newfoundland in 1,000 AD CE. Some historians also make a case the Ericson a…lso explored deeper into North America. (MORE)
Before Columbus came to the New World the Europeans used the word "corn" to describe all grains, so yes they ate "corn" (e.g. wheat corns, barley corns, rye corns, millet …corns) but NO they did not eat maize corns as that grain did not then exist in Europe. (MORE)