If you ask a child who discovered America, he will at once say it was Christopher Columbus. May the celestial gods and goddesses favour us well!”Stone inscriptionThe incident took place 2023 years before Columbus set foot in America. A map drawn by Turkish admiral Piri Reis in 1513 depicts the north coastline of Antarctica and the east coastline of South America. In addition, there is evidence that the Greeks and Romans had sailed to America long before Columbus. Eirik Thorvaldsson Rauda discovered an island and named it ‘Greenland.’ People who settled down in Greenland explored the continent of North America.
Source: Sunday Observer February 29, 2020 20:41 UTC