Sunday, January 29, 2006

 

“Chinese Columbus” Map Likely Fake, Experts Say

`The map depicts all of the continents, including Australia, North America, and Antarctica, in rough outline.

An inscription identifies the map as a copy made in 1763 of an original drawn in 1418. [..]

But experts have dismissed the map as a fake.

They say the map resembles a French 17th-century world map with its depiction of California as an island.’

followup to China map lays claim to Americas.




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