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1421

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

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