[FPSPACE] Fwd: Columbus Knew Where He Was Going, Claims Soviet Historian [Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog]

David Portree dsfportree at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 30 19:50:42 EST 2012


Larry:
I think this is a rehash of the old story that Columbus heard about America when he sailed to Bristol in the 1480s. Turns out that the Basques and the Bristol sailors were regularly traveling to the Grand Banks off Newfoundland to fish for cod by the 1470s. In the past few years it has become clear that the Basques, at least, made landfall when they had cause. Bristol tended to keep the source of its fish a secret for fear that the Hanseatic League would get involved, as had happened when they fished the North Sea and Baltic, and the Basques' secret was safe because of their geographic and linguistic isolation.

David S. F. Portree

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Subject: Columbus Knew Where He Was Going, Claims Soviet Historian [Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog]




Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog has posted a new item, 'Columbus Knew Where

He Was Going, Claims Soviet Historian'







A weird little news report from New York Herald Tribune, 12 October 1959

Soviet Historian Declares Columbus Tricked World.



A Soviet Historian said today that Christopher Columbus hoodwinked the world 467

years ago because he knew all along where America was. The historian, identified

only as Tyspernik, a lecturer at the Kazakh Pedagogic Institute, was quoted by

[...]



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