Wednesday, July 11, 2012

1421 The Chinese Discover America

1421 - the fabulous book by Gavin Menzies is about the Chinese treasure fleet that explored all the world's oceans from 1421-1423. 
Here is the website.  But National Geographic isn't buying it.  They recognize seven voyages by the great admiral Zheng He = which stretch only to the east coast of Africa and Java.  Meanwhile the Chinese training ship Zhen He has just passed through the Panama Canal.

The Iliad on the Broadway Local