Author Claims Chinese "Discovered" America

Star: "In 1421, the Chinese braved the Pacific sun?" has kind of a ring to it... A new book by Gavin Menzies offers the argument that the globe-trotting Chinese discovered the western hemisphere long before Columbus. 1421: The Year China Discovered the World tells the story of Chinese Admiral Zheng who circumnavigated the world long before western explorers such as Columbus or Magellan. In fact, says Menzies, these explorers might have used navigational tools created by the Chinese.

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