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The current newsletter of the New England Antiquities Research Association has flagged an important anomaly that appeared on a 1997 TV program.
"In January  the Discovery Channel broadcast a program stating that coc aine and tobacco had been found in Egyptian mummies known to be at least 3,000 years old. Tests used modern forensic methods and were repeated many times under carefully controlled conditions. Since coca and tobacco are not known to have grown anywhere other than the Americas, the evidence points to trade routes across the Pacific or Atlantic in those remote times. The program seemed to favor a Pacific crossing and then delivery via the Silk Route. Watch for a rebroadcast."
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by bettermakings
He was christian. Hate to break it to you, but "he wasn't a nice man" isn't enough to revoke his christian-ness.
At least some of his crew were probably Jews or Muslims, however... 'course they "converted" during the Reconquista and inquisition, but they kept their own religions going in secret. And if you wanted a team of good sailors in 1492, you wanted Muslims and Jews.
Originally posted by Wildbob77
We also don't want to forget that he brought Syphilis back to Europe.
That was an unexpected treasure.
His original crew help to spread the disease as they dispersed to other areas.
Of course, the Europeans gave the natives small pox in exchange.
Well, we know both groups (Christian and Muslim) had horrible wars and slavery. The general thinking is that Muslims were slightly more enlightened by 1492. Without hatred or bias, what do others think?