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Chinese Mariner Zheng He [Cheng Ho]
- Zheng He sailed from China to places in South Pacific, Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf, Africa, and possibly America some 80 years before Columbus.
Explorer from China who 'beat Columbus to America'
- An article in the Telegraph announcing a lecture by an amateur historian expounding his theory that when Columbus discovered America in 1492, he was 72 years too late.
International Zheng He Society
- Singapore-based organization devoted to the study of Zheng He. Includes downloads, membership information, event overview, Zheng-related news, and related links.
Marco Polo and Zheng He: Yuan Foundation of New World Discovery
- Illustrated hypertext of Gunnar Thompson's 16 May 2005 presentation at the Library of Congress, which ties the Venetian explorer, Yuan dynasty mapmakers, and the Admiral.
Experts Hope to Emulate Chinese Columbus
- From the BBC, Chinese are hoping to emulate an oriental eunuch, who they believe, discovered America 71 years before Columbus. (October 22, 2002)
Chinese Explorer May Redraw Map of History
- A report from Xinhuanet concerning the proposal that Chinese explorers found America 72 years before Christopher Columbus. (March 02, 2002)
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