For hundreds of years, it has been believed that Christopher Columbus was the first to sail to the Americas. While people are allowed to believe what they want, there is evidence showing that Africans sailed to the Americas long before Columbus made the lengthy trip.
Here are five pieces of evidence that prove Africans sailed to the Americas before Christopher Columbus.
1. The discovery of Egyptian artifacts in North America
There have been many Egyptians artifacts found in North America. Dr. David Imhotep confirmed this in his book, “The First Americans Were Africans: Documented Evidence” when he stated “Egyptian artifacts found across North America from the Algonquin writings on the East Coast to the artifacts and Egyptian place names in the Grand Canyon.”
2. African skeletons unearthed in the New World
Both skulls and skeletons have been unearthed in the New World. It was found that the skeletons were of African descent and predated the arrival of Columbus, which is further proof of African beating Columbus to America.
Religion is another way Africa and North America can be connected to each other. There have been some similarities found between the religions of Africans and Native Americans. An example is the deities featured in Native American portraits that resemble African characteristics like dark skin and coarse hair.
4. Shipbuilding skills of Africans
It has been found that Africans were very skilled at building ships, as it was part of their tradition. The fact that they had the resources to build these ships and navigate means they could have easily made it to America long before Columbus ever did.
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