Was Christopher Columbus Really The First Person To Discover America? – Facts Show This Is Not True
Our kids are taught that Christopher Columbus was the one who discovered America. This fact is questioning because there is no way a person can discover a continent that is already occupied by millions of people. Now there is more proof that Christopher Columbus was not actually the first European to set foot on the continent.
There is a discovery that shows the Romans were actually the first non-indigenous persons to set foot on American soil. This finding is backed up a sword that was unearthed on Oak Island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. This sword was dated and found to be of ancient Roman origins.
The sword has the same lead and arsenic signature that the Romans used back then. The sword was tested and compared to another one like it, and there were similarities. Jovan Hutton Pulitzer, who is the lead researcher; said, “Indeed this fact goes against everything kids are being taught in class these days” – told the Boston Standard.
With this discovery, it is possible that the Romans set foot in North America around the first century (AD). There is another discovery that is supporting this fact, and it is what the Mikmaq people drew on their cave walls. The Mikmaq people are a native tribe that occupied Nova Scotia. The drawings look like Roman Legionnaires holding swords.
Currently, there is DNA evidence of Romans ancestry in Mikmaq DNA. The tribe carries the rarest DNA in the world, which comes from the ancient Levant. “You cannot argue with DNA,” Said Pulitzer.
Pulitzer also studied a plant known as Berberis Vulgaris on the Island, which is native to Europe. This plant has been used for generations as a spice that helped to treat scurvy. All these are indications that the Romans could have brought it.
Well, the fact is that some reject this idea, but it is quite common for people to challenge history occurrences, especially if there are several historical facts.
The problem is that, in order to rewrite history, it would mean rewriting every university courses and textbooks in the world. “In my opinion, challenging historical facts is dangerous, risky and extremely political.” “However, I think we have majored as humanity and history could force politicians to mature as well,” Pulitzer concluded.