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IN History & Culture ON 20 Dec, 2015
We are often told that it was Christopher Columbus who discovered America. Well, first of all, that is incorrect because Native Americans were already in the land before Columbus arrived. It was actually Columbus who slaughtered the Native Americans to claim ownership of the large land. But now, another theory suggests that Columbus wasn't even the first to meet with the Native Americans. So, what do the discoverers of a supposedly Roman sword have to say? Find out below.
This beautiful, ancient sword was discovered on Oak Island. Researchers believe that it is a Roman sword. Moreover, this sword seems to support the idea that other people have already arrived in America before Christopher Columbus. If it were true, our history would change forever.Other Roman Items
Other items that were seemingly Roman included coins, plants native to Rome, and the carvings depicting soldiers.While the Roman sword and the other items seem to be 100% proof that other people arrived in the United States before Columbus, historians in general note that these could have been simply dropped by collectors in recent times.
You see, Christopher Columbus was always considered as the first person to have met the Native Americans on the land now known as the United States. That was back in 1492. But what if Vikings, Polynesians and even Chinese people arrived earlier?
In Nova Scotia, a group of researchers led by Jovan Hutton Pulitzer also noticed some Mikmaq images on caves which were made by indigenous people. What's interesting is that the drawings seem to be a representation of Roman soldiers.
Pulitzer is 100% sure that the discovery of the Roman sword is proof that Romans came to North America earlier than Christopher. Instead of being dropped by a collector, the sword, he argues, must have come from a Roman ship wreck.
The team of researchers hope to publish their findings next year and argue once more about their Roman theory.