The story is well-known that although Christopher Columbus mistook the Indian part, he was the one who found America.But now, this belived achievement of him is also faced with threat from evidence found on the Oak Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.It is radically claimed by historian that ancient Roman mariners had set foot on North America over a thousand years ahead of Columbus.
“This is a gunshot to be heard around the world. It changes all of our history.”To be precise, off the island a shipwreck which is believed to be Roman was found by researchers involved in The History Channel’s series Curse of Oak Island.And within the wreck a well-preserved ceremonial sword was retrieved too, together with many other ancient artifact.
Along with academics from the Ancient Artifact Preservation Society, lead historian Jovan Hutton Pulitzer have complied a paper on their breakthrough. And the finding was revealed to Johnston Press and published in The Boston Standard.
Pulitzer was confident with this judgement, “The ceremonial sword is 100 per cent confirmed as Roman.” he said. Using an XRF analyser, the team tested the sword and proved that it was made from ore that came directly from the ground. “It has the same arsenic and lead signature in it. We’ve been able to test this sword against another one like it and it matches.”he added.
It is surely hard to dismiss skeptics everywhere, for which Pultizer and his team have displayed numerous pieces of evidence they found.The team also discovered ancient burial mounds as another proof in shallow water on the island, which are consistent with European and Levant ones, but not native America.”These mounds, in looking at the known ocean levels for the area, give a possible date of occurring between 1500BC and 180AD.”According to the report, other coincidence include carved stones on Oak Island with ancient Levant language on them, a rare DNA marker carried by Mi’kmaq people, a legionnaire’s whistle, Gold Carthage coins, part of a Roman shield, a Roman head sculpture, as well as an invasive species of plant called Berberis Vulgaris that was once used by Romans. Sometimes maybe it’s the truth that we easily shut out of the door.”When you put all these things together and you look at the anomalies, it’s not a coincidence,” Pultizer told the Boston Standard. “The plants, the DNA, the artifacts, the language, the ancient drawings – you have something that deserves to be taken seriously.” It still remains a mystery how these ancient Romans managed to make the epic journey across the Atlantic Ocean, but we can probably be convinced now that the haul is firm evidence the great empire landed there first and is the “single most important discovery” ever for the Americas.
Though the mainstream history regards Columbus as the pioneer on America, different theories showed up these years, indicating that Vikings, the Polynesians and the Chinese arrived before Christopher Columbus.
We can’t make sure which theory is true, but at least the history books and common sense need to be challenged.”I think anything that challenges history is very risky, very dangerous and extremely political.”said Pultizer, “I think we should all fight for the truth and people should make up their own minds.”Their full work is scheduled to publish in 2016, so let’s see how it shake people’s mind.