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Are they Chinese?

Are they Chinese?
trefwoorden: Zuid-Amerika - Chinezen - Columbus - 15e eeuw
DNA tests suggest Chinese sailors arrived in the Americas before Columbus, says historian
MEN and women who sailed with legendary Chinese Admiral Zheng He on his voyages around the globe may have left behind evidence that China beat Christopher Columbus to North America - their DNA.
The similarities between some Native Americans (above) and the Chinese suggest they shared the same genes, said Mr Menzies.
Amateur British historian Gavin Menzies, author of the best-selling book 1421: The Year China Discovered America, said some sailors and concubines who followed the Ming dynasty admiral on his voyages had settled in the Americas and founded settlements there. Columbus and his Spanish galleons arrived later in 1492.

Lees verder bij: The Straits Times (26 oktober 2003)