Yes, Columbus regularly went to Iceland to pick up shipments of wool to take to Turkey to be woven into rugs.
He was one of Rene d'Anjou's employees. This is the same Rene who was Jeanne d'Arc's political sponsor.
Rene also rented out some of his military type vessels to various municipalities and countries to use in wars against the very same Turks with whom he was trading.
It's entirely possible that Inca could have set sail from their outposts on the Northest cost of what is now Columbia and made it all the way to Iceland with a fresh shipment of cocaine.
This continues to be a regular practice.
I'd check their body cells for signs of cocaine.
To trade with the Egyptian royals for more slaves. (ahem)
Wow, that's an inflammatory title, and we must be very wary here. Who could be promoting such an idea? The perpetrator is J. Forbes, a professor of Native American Studies at the University of California-Davis. The title above is, in fact, the title of Forbes' forthcoming book. Forbes recently gave a talk on his thesis in Berkeley, and the evidence below is based on a newspaper account of his talk. The account began with:
"It is a common perception, and one which is taught in most history classes, that the Europeans 'discovered' America. Some scholars, however, postulate that it may be quite the opposite: Native Americans went across the Atlantic and 'found' their European counterparts first." Now for the claimed evidence:
* Carribean people were the Polynesians of the Americas. Excellent mariners, they built sophisticated sailing vessels 80-feet long, carrying up to 80 people. With the favorable winds and currents, they had the capabilities of reaching Europe.
* There are tales of "redmen" arriving on the west coast of Portugal during the Middle Ages.
* Columbus himself, during a visit to Ireland, noted the presence of people resembling North Americans.
* Columbus also made notes on Indians in canoes wrecked off the coast of Germany in 1410.
* Inuits (Eskimos) are said to have landed in the Orkneys, off Scotland. Old Inuit harpoon heads have been dug up in Ireland and Scotland.
(Kluepfel, Brian; "Native Americans May Have Found Europe, Says Scholar," Berkeley Voice, January 28, 1993. Cr. P.F. Young.
Comment. Obviously, stronger evidence will be required to convince most archeologists. And what about all the purported claims for early contacts with the Americas by Celts, Phonecians, Hebrews, Romans, Africans, etc,?
From Science Frontiers #87, MAY-JUN 1993. © 1993-2000 William R. Corliss
“It’s entirely possible that Inca could have set sail from their outposts on the Northest cost of what is now Columbia and made it all the way to Iceland with a fresh shipment of cocaine.
This continues to be a regular practice.”
Cali cartel ping.