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Researchers have discovered ancient scripts that suggest Chinese explorers may have discovered America long before Europeans arrived there.
They have found pictograms etched into the rocks around the country that appear to belong of an ancient Chinese script.
Mr Ruskamp said: 'Although only half of the symbols found on the large boulder in Albuquerque, New Mexico have been identified and confirmed as Chinese scripts, when the four central pictogram-glyphs of this message - Jie, Da, Quan, and Xian - are read in the traditional Chinese manner from right to left we learn about a respectful man honoring a superior with the sacrificial offering of a dog.
'Notably, the written order of these symbols conforms with the syntax used for documenting ancient Chinese rituals during the Shang and Zhou dynasties, and dog sacrifices were very popular in the second part of the second millennium B.C. in China.'
originally posted by: arpgme
What do you think about this?
originally posted by: rexsblues
It would kind of make sense really, being that nearly all native races can be tracked back across the once joined Bering Strait. The later Chinese explorers probably asserted there travels based off older lore from that time.
originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: arpgme
I have been to Petroglyph National Monument many times, there are 20,000 petroglyphs there, some are bound to look like Chinese characters. There are also a lot of recent fakes carved into the rocks as well, erotic and porn.
Still, could be Chinese explorers....idk
originally posted by: Caver78
IIRC Sego Canyon was used as an example that it was "probable" some of the glyphs represented the Bon People. This matches up with Ute oral tradition and more IIRC Navaho as well.
So why not other ethnic Chinese?
originally posted by: hiddenNZ
I read a book called 1421id china discover america........some very good connections i found,very logical too. There have also been rock pictures found here in NZ that are said to be chinese....and a map of the world carved into a boulder with chinese script on it
Unfortunately, this reckless manner of dealing with evidence is typical of 1421, vitiating all its extraordinary claims: the voyages it describes never took place, Chinese information never reached Prince Henry and Columbus, and there is no evidence of the Ming fleets in newly discovered lands. The fundamental assumption of the book—that Zhu Di dispatched the Ming fleets because he had a "grand plan", a vision of charting the world and creating a maritime empire spanning the oceans—is simply asserted by Menzies without a shred of proof ... The reasoning of 1421 is inexorably circular, its evidence spurious, its research derisory, its borrowings unacknowledged, its citations slipshod, and its assertions preposterous ... Examination of the book's central claims reveals they are uniformly without substance
His book 1421: The Year China Discovered the World, is a work of sheer fiction presented as revisionist history. Not a single document or artifact has been found to support his new claims on the supposed Ming naval expeditions beyond Africa...Menzies' numerous claims and the hundreds of pieces of "evidence" he has assembled have been thoroughly and entirely discredited by historians, maritime experts and oceanographers from China, the U.S., Europe and elsewhere
The book is very interesting, but you still need more evidence. We don't regard it as an historical book, but as a narrative one. I want to see more proof. But at least Menzies has started something, and people could find more evidence
...The reasoning of 1421 is inexorably circular, its evidence spurious, its research derisory, its borrowings unacknowledged, its citations slipshod, and its assertions preposterous ... Examination of the book's central claims reveals they are uniformly without substance...
originally posted by: hiddenNZ
a reply to: sirChill
yep,we have whats called a cabbage tree here,which is a yucca,native to south america.......kumara,a sweet potato,which is called kumara in south america also......the native maori call their sun god Ra,same as the ancient egyptians did.....
So, given that, I might be that they weren't made by Chinese at all, but by Japanese, who would have been using the same characters.
John Ruskamp, a retired chemist and amateur epigraph researcher from Illinois, discovered the unusual markings while walking in the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... 00-years-ago.html#ixzz3fSY4eIJ6 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook