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Alphaish-style thread about Columbus
1.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 29 Nov 2010 Mon 10:35 am

Before Alpha claims Columbus to be of Turkish descent and his expedition that resulted in discovery of America to be a family visit of a Turk visiting Turks, let me draw your attention to the fact that

Columbus might have been Polish!

" (...) the latest theory suggests that the great navigator, who died in 1506 after four voyages to the New World, was in fact of royal blood: the son of King Vladislav III who was supposedly slain in the Battle of Varna in 1444.

In his third book on the subject Manuel Rosa, who has spent 20 years researching the life of Columbus, suggests that Vladislav III survived the battle with the Ottomans, fled to live in exile on the island of Madeira where he was known as "Henry the German" and married a Portuguese noblewoman.

Mr Rosa believes a conspiracy was agreed to hide Columbus´ true origins and to protect the identity of his father. "The courts of Europe knew who he was and kept his secret for their own reasons," the researcher at Duke University, North Carolina said."

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Hence, if it hadn´t been for Poles (Columbus and Copernicus), the Middle Ages would have never ended lol

 

2.       vineyards
1954 posts
 30 Nov 2010 Tue 02:29 am

 

Quoting Daydreamer

let me draw your attention to the fact that

Columbus might have been Polish!

 

 

What kind of a fact is that? I mean the "might have been" part.

 

3.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 30 Nov 2010 Tue 10:54 am

 

Quoting vineyards

 

 

What kind of a fact is that? I mean the "might have been" part.

 

 

A fact to be further researched lol

Seriously whatever the outcome of the DNA sampling is, I am in awe that you can use 500 year old bones to get testing material.

I just love it when science changes everything we´ve assumed to know about the past. Although Columbus´s origin is not really important historically, the alleged death of his alleged father, king Vladislav is as he has been believed to have died at Varna. There´s also a research into one of Poland´s biggest Reneissance poets. Apparently the skull found in his tomb belonged...to a woman

Likewise, I´d like to know if Shakespeare was really the writer we consider him to be or maybe Marlowe didn´t die as it was believed. So many mysteries over the ages, most covered by political lies (how unheard of these days lol).

4.       DaveT
70 posts
 02 Dec 2010 Thu 04:34 am

Quote:

Seriously whatever the outcome of the DNA sampling is, I am in awe that you can use 500 year old bones to get testing material.

500 years is not very long for DNA extraction. A partial sequence of 40,000 year old Neanderthal DNA has been recovered:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100506141549.htm

 

 

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5.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 02 Dec 2010 Thu 11:02 am

Wow, as a person who´s never been much into applied science, I am impressed.

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