Historian casts doubt on Christopher Columbus account of Santa Maria shipwreck
Mr Clifford thought he had found his treasure: the wreck of Christopher Columbus's ship, a prize 500-years in the searching. "I think the evidence ... in 1994 proves that the ship did not sink off Haiti: the bell was on land, and then carried to Portugal ...
Coming to America: Who Was First?
A sixth-century Irish monk named Saint Brendan supposedly sailed to North America on a currach ... sent me here in chains," he wrote to Ferdinand and Isabella when he landed in Spain. "I swear that I do not know, nor can I think why."
An Intimate View of America, From Above
I grew up seeing America ... he wished us good luck (the one and only time I’ve heard that), and handed us off to a military controller, through whose space we secured permission to fly. A few weeks ago, we set out again. Our destination was Columbus ...
Comedian Eddie Izzard: ‘Did Caesar ever think he’d end up as a salad?’
Eddie Izzard ... think like an economic migrant landing in a new world where everything is possible. I do like to associate with the best of what America has in fulfilling that. When America landed on the moon, Michael Collins was in the command module and ...
Christopher Columbus: 3 things you think he did that he didn’t
So you think that Christopher Columbus ... of the ocean he was planning to cross. *Columbus didn’t “discover” America — he never set foot in North America. During four separate trips that started with the one in 1492, Columbus landed on various ...