June 24, 2014

Were the Irish in America Before Columbus?

Were the Irish in America Before Columbus?
In 1520, the Spaniard Peter Martyr d'Anghiera was appointed by Carlos V to be chronicler for the new Council of the Indies. His report, founded on several weeks of interviews, was published in a book named De Orbe Novo (About the New World)


The land where the Irish were said to explore would later become Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Apparently words used by the native tribes in this area were translated using Gaelic dictionaries, giving even more credence to the notion that the Irish were there before Columbus.

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