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Ancient Chinese Coin Discovery Indicates Early Trade With East Africa
2013-03-14 06:30:58

A joint expedition of researchers from The Field Museum and the University of Illinois at Chicago has discovered a 600-year-old Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda, leading to evidence that trade occurred between the two cultures long before European influence.

2012-04-30 13:20:26

Evidence that a Florentine merchant house financed the earliest English voyages to North America.

2010-11-26 06:55:00

BADAJOZ, Spain, Nov. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Christopher Columbus was a Royal Prince, son of a Portuguese noble lady and exiled Polish King Vladislav III, according to Columbus' new biography, "COLON. La Historia Nunca Contada" (COLUMBUS.

2010-10-26 07:01:00

KIEV, Ukraine, October 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A popular science film, Columbus Quest, in which a Ukrainian team of travellers has set the world record, was first presented to the audience.

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2009-03-20 09:15:52

The adage that dead men tell no tales has long been disproved by archaeology.

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2008-05-16 12:05:00

Scientists believe El Nino may have assisted Magellan’s first trip around the world nearly 500 years ago.

2006-03-10 09:20:00

Nearly 500 years after the death of Christopher Columbus, a team of genetic researchers are using DNA to solve two nagging mysteries: Where was the explorer really born? And where the devil are his bones?

2006-03-10 09:31:57

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - Nearly 500 years

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2005-01-25 07:40:06

Authorities said Saturday that more discussions are needed before a Spanish research team can examine a tomb purportedly holding Christopher Columbus' remains, setting back efforts to determine if claims that he is buried in Spain are true.


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Christopher Columbus
2013-10-15 10:27:55

Christopher Columbus was an Italian navigator, explorer, and colonizer that was born in 1451. He is best known for his explorations across the Atlantic Ocean, under the authority of the Catholic Monarchs in Spain, which resulted in the discovery of America and the settlement of the island of Hispaniola. This is thought to be the beginning of Spanish settlement in the New World. Although he was the first European to explore the Americas, he was not the first person to explore the area and he...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.