Historians claim evidence about Roman discovery of United States even before Columbus

Historians claim evidence about Roman discovery of United States even before Columbus

A group of historians has claimed that they have found proof that may ‘rewrite the history’ of America by proving that its discovery wasn’t done by Christopher Columbus, but by the Romans.

The sensational latest study has revealed that ancient mariners went to the New World over a thousand years before Columbus set foot there. Boffins from the Ancient Artifact Preservation Society (AAPS) said that a Roman sword has been found in a shipwreck off Oak Island on Nova Scotia’s south shore, Canada.

The study has revealed that many other things, including Gold Carthage coins, a Roman legionnaire's whistle, part of a Roman shield and a Roman head sculpture, have also been discovered on the island.

According to accepted historical fact, Columbus was the first non-indigenous person to visit the continent, when he arrived in the Bahamas in 1492.

However, lead historian Jovan Hutton Pulitzer has insisted that the haul is solid evidence that the Romans were the first ones to land there. Pulitzer said that it is the ‘single most important discovery’ ever for the Americas.

He said, “The ceremonial sword came out of that shipwreck. It is 100 per cent confirmed as Roman. I began my forensic work into it using an XRF analyser - which is a leading archaeological tool for analysing metals”.

He added that they found all these other metals that indicate this was made from ore that has come directly from the ground.

Furthermore, Pulitzer said that the sword had the same arsenic and lead signature in it. He mentioned that they tested this sword against another one like it and it matched.

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