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  • Who Really Sailed The Ocean Blue In 1492

    10/18/2006 6:07:39 PM PDT · by blam · 52 replies · 1,321+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10-18-2006 | Lisa Abend - Geoff Pingree
    Who really sailed the ocean blue in 1492?Spanish scholars are on a mission to demystify Christopher Columbus's life, long shrouded in a veil of mythic heroism. By Lisa Abend and Geoff Pingree | Correspondents of The Christian Science Monitor MADRID – Genovese nobleman or Catalan pirate? Adventurous explorer or greedy tyrant? What if the Italian gentleman who discovered America was in fact a brutal torturer and slave owner? And what if he wasn't even Italian? Schoolchildren may learn about a daring hero who proved the Earth wasn't flat, but because his biography is pocked with holes, Christopher Columbus is a...
  • Iceman (Oetzi) Discoverer Claims Reward

    12/22/2003 9:56:12 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 397+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-22-2003 | Bethany Bell
    Iceman discoverer claims reward By Bethany Bell BBC correspondent in Bolzan Bones of contention: How much is Oetzi worth? A German man who in 1991 discovered the 5,300-year-old iceman, Oetzi, in the Alps is now demanding up to $250,000 as a finder's reward. The provincial government of Bolzano in northern Italy, where Oetzi is a star tourist attraction, says it is considering its response. The iceman was found in the Oetztal valley on the Austrian-Italian border by Helmut Simon and his wife Erika. At first the couple thought it was a mountaineer who had had an accident. It turned out...