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Who really discovered America?

Tags: america, environment, news & events
Asked by Joseph Chacko, 07 May '12 10:56 am
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Columbus
Answered by gouri ghosh, 08 May '12 07:06 pm

 
  
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Christopher Columbus
Answered by aflatoon, 08 May '12 01:25 pm

 
  
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Americo vespuchi
Answered by HARIJIBAN BANERJEE, 07 May '12 11:14 am

 
  
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I really Hesitate to answer any straight GK Q these days , as doesnt matter even if I answer that Columbus discovered America , some one may come and claim that some Arab did it, and will get the BA :-P
Answered by Shatabdi Express, 07 May '12 11:00 am

 
  
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Everyone recognizes that many people were in America long before Columbus. The Asiatic peoples who became Native Americans were certainly the first, tens of thousands of years ago. Also Norse expeditions to North America, starting with Bjarni Herjolfsson in 986, are well established historically. Many other pre-Columbian discoveries are not well established. Claims have been made for St. Brendan, Basque fishermen, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Africans, and even Carthaginians. Some of these claims may be true; most are probably not.

Even though Columbus wasn't the first, his discovery (or re-discovery, if you prefer) is rightly regarded as the most historically important, and will continue to be -- even if other earlier claims are eventually proven true. That is because, unlike the others, Columbus inaugurated permanent large scale two-way commerce between the Old World and the New. Previous discoveries were so obscure that almost no one in either hemisphere was aware of the other ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 07 May '12 10:59 am

 
  
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