Myth Busting: Christopher Columbus

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MYTH: Christopher Columbus was the one who discovered America.

TRUTH: Even if you ignore the indigenous populations on the continent (you shouldn’t), the first European to land in America was technically Leif Erikson some 400 years earlier.

MYTH: Columbus discovered that the Earth was round when he sailed for India and ended up in America.

TRUTH: Believe it or not, it was generally accepted that the Earth was a sphere by the time Columbus embarked on his famous voyage. In fact, it had even been known to the ancient Greeks almost 2,000 years prior!

#Colombus #America #RoundEarth

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