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Shipwreck Off Haiti Coast Could Be Remains Of Columbus' Santa Maria
2014-05-13 13:08:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the three most important ships in American history, the Santa Maria, has apparently been found off the coast of Haiti, according to claims from renowned archeaologist Barry Clifford. “All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus’ famous flagship, the Santa Maria,” Clifford told The Independent. According to historical accounts, the Santa Maria ran...

2012-04-30 13:20:26

Evidence that a Florentine merchant house financed the earliest English voyages to North America, has been published on-line in the academic journal Historical Research. The article by Dr Francesco Guidi-Bruscoli, a member of a project based at the University of Bristol, indicates that the Venetian merchant John Cabot (alias Zuan Caboto) received funding in April 1496 from the Bardi banking house in London. The payment of 50 nobles (£16 13s. 4d.) was made so that 'Giovanni...

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. The Untold Story), by Manuel Rosa, just released in Spain. The author has already piqued the interest of a National Geographic producer and is currently in Portugal and Spain taking part in conferences and TV documentaries about his research. It has...

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. Following the route of Christopher Columbus's expedition through the Atlantic Ocean, they haven't eaten during a period of 40 days and stayed without water for 7 days. Goltis, one of the team participants, did not drink a single drop of water during 14 days in a row....

2010-10-06 17:13:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian: WHO: Celebrated for his installation and performance work, James Luna (Puyukitchum [Luiseno]) creates art that confronts and challenges stereotypes about Native Americans, museums, art, and life through the use of irony, humor, grief, and a strong sense of storytelling. WHAT: In observance of Columbus Day, Luna invites the public to "Take a Picture with...

2010-04-29 07:00:00

MIAMI, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Burger King Corp. (NYSE: BKC) brings its first-ever BK® NEXT BEST MOVE (SM) national mobile tour to the Columbus area on May 11, 2010, to find "game-changers" both on the basketball court and in the community. Local ballers can show off their best moves for a chance to compete for $10,000 and to be featured in a basketball lifestyle magazine and Web site. Individuals can also submit a video of their moves on...

2010-04-01 06:45:00

FAIR OAKS, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Instead of Columbus discovering America, what if an inhabitant of the Western Hemisphere - "Chief Submuloc" (Columbus backward) - discovered Europe? And what if these explorers were Caribbean cannibals? Award-winning author William H. Holden's book "Between Heaven and Hell" (published by Trafford Publishing) takes this premise and advances to contemporary times - after 500 years of tyranny, the Caribs, and the Indians (Native Europeans) finally...

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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
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.