Top 10 Civilizations that might have beaten Columbus to America

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We all were made accustomed to the story that Columbus was the person who discovered the great land of America in the year 1492. But you would be surprised to know that probably Columbus wasn’t really the first one who went on to discovering and finding the land of America, but there were other civilizations who had expeditions to that land and never named it. technically which could mean that Columbus wasn’t the first one to step into America and that other civilizations had already been to America, either knowingly or unknowingly, on their journeys and expeditions. There were some civilizations which actually stayed and stuck to this land for a few years’ time but people hardly know about it because of their ancient time period. The civilizations which could have visited the land of America before Columbus made his discovery were pretty old and taken shelter without any proper recordings, due to which the stories of their settlement in America seems vague and unclear even today. So here is a list of the top 10 civilizations that might have beaten Columbus to America, and probably found and discovered the land of America is their really old and ancient times.

1. Polynesians

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The Polynesians knew about the use of sweet potatoes when this vegetable only grew in South America. So this could possibly means that the Polynesians may have landed in the coast of Peru because it is impossible to grow sweet potatoes by seed as it is grown by tuber, which was found only in South America. The Polynesians went to Peru and brought sweet potatoes using Hawaii as their middle stop, or however they actually brought the sweet potatoes they did have a clear idea and visited South America even before Columbus did. The population of Eastern Island today show evidences of the similarities between Native Americans and Polynesians who had interbred at that time.
2. The Japanese

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Anthropologists Nancy Yew Davis theorized that a lot of Japanese had moved to North America after natural disasters and other shifting of social structures affected their living in Japans greatly. In 1350, a group of Buddhist monks traveled to California and this same group settle with the name of ‘Zuni’. Even today, the Zuni people in New Mexico are completely different when it comes to language, culture and DNA from the other tribes, and are found more similar to the Japanese, along with sharing genetics and a rare kidney ailment.
3. The Irish

Cabot at Shores of Labrador
Many Spanish explorers were believed to have entered America, and encountered the Duhare tribe, who stayed in America but were different from the Native Americans. The Spanish and Duhare people got along well together and started influencing each other’s thoughts and theories through their respective civilizations. The same is supported by Irish monk Saint Brendan who was said to have travelled till North America and that a Welsh Prince named Madoc was forced to leave his country after his father’s death and moved to North America. He gathered more people to go along with him and resided in the modern day Alabama region, due to which medieval Welsh constructions could also be seen and observed.
4. Egyptians

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The finding and discovery of the bodies of several ancient Egyptian mummies native to the New World, especially the mummy of Ramesses II might have led to the thought that Egyptians could have had found their way and route of this New World. There were noted similarities between the Egyptians and the Mesoamericans yet there is very little evidence to support these similarities.
5. Romans

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The Romans already knew that the world was round and they also excelled in sailing and seafaring, which could have taken them till the land of America. In 1933, archeologists found a genuine miniature Roman bust in Mexico, along with some Roman coins in the United States, which provides evidence that the Romans had been to the land of America.

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