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  • 1. 1421: The Year China Discovered America
    The History of Exploration Rewritten by:
    Gavin Menzies
  • 2. Who is the first person credited with rounding the Cape of Good Hope(the southern tip of Africa)?
    Who is credited for discovering the first sea trade route for the spice trade?
    Who is credited for discovering the New World?
    Who is credited for discovering the Strait of Magellan?( hint: the strait is named after him..)
    Who is credited for mapping New Foundland first?
    Some Elementary Questions ….
  • 3. You were all wrong :D
    Henry( The Portuguese Prince)
     The Navigator?! OR(look below)
     The European Cheater?!
    + =
    Zhu Di and “his” most trusted eunuch, Zheng He
    eunuchs vs. mandarins
    According to Gavin Menzies,
    Deforestation+
    Death of Manual Labor+ Grain Shortage+
    X
    Under Zhu Di:
    Eunuchs>Mandarins
    After Zhu Di’s reign:
    Eunuchs<Mandarins
  • 4. European explorers did not discover the New World; the Chinese did.
    Only the Chinese had the capacity to chart the world at that time
    EVIDENCE:
    pertaining to Chinese fleets’ voyages
    pertaining to Chinese fleets’ stops along the way
    DNA!!!
    Gavin’s Theory:
    ( In a Nutshell)
    PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THIS SLIDE!!!!
    IT CONTAINS THE AUTHOR’S ROADMAP ANDDROP-DOWN MENU!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 5. The whole world was charted before 1428….The Europeans who set out to navigate the world already had maps within their possessions.
    The Europeans Didn’t Discover the New World
    http://www.gavinmenzies.net/pages/maps/voyages.htm
  • 6. Throughout their journeys, the European voyagers refer back to the names that were on the map.
    http://www.gavinmenzies.net/pages/maps/1418.htm
    Roadmap 1 Continued…
    LOOK AT THE SIMILARITIES!!!
  • 7. Gavin Menzies’ theory: four big Chinese fleets set out between March 1421 and October 1423 and mapped the world…..he also believes that sailors colonized these new lands along with their concubines from the long voyage…..
    Roadmap 1 Continued
    THE CHINESE ILLUSTRATED
    RECORD OF STRANGE COUNTRIES
  • 8. Chinese Records
    Orders to sail…
    Return dates back to China( 1423-26)
    Following the stars…
    Wu Pei Chi
    Polaris
    Latitude precision
    Europeans knew Longitude…
    Chinese knew LATITUDE
    Only the Chinese Were Capable…
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