Posts Tagged ‘Minoan’
Faced with a multi-hour “weather delay” Sunday returning from the ISCD meeting in Florida, I wandered through the airport bookstore looking for something interesting. My brain was full of information from the presentations, so I wanted something easy to read and fun. I found the latest book by Gavin Menzies.
“1421: the year China discovered America” was his first book. He assembled evidence that the Chinese had circumnavigated the world in 1421-24, charting the Straits of Magellan. His next book “1434: the year the magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance” tells of knowledge brought to Italy (including maps showing the Americas) well before 1492.