By Charlotte Harris Rees
A chinese language vintage, the Shan Hai Jing, reportedly from 2000 BC claimed travels to the ends of the earth. although, this present day many, whereas accepting the antiquity of this account, think it was once simply mythology. yet used to be it?
Testing the speculation that the Shan Hai Jing defined genuine surveys of North the US, Charlotte Harris Rees, writer of books approximately early chinese language exploration, an alleged 1100 mile chinese language trek alongside the jap slope of the USA Rocky Mountains. The chinese language account must have been effortless to disprove. within the travelogue Did historic chinese language discover America?
Rees candidly stocks her preliminary doubts then her seek and discoveries. She weaves jointly heritage, refined humor, educational reviews, and plenty of pictures to inform a compelling tale.
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My study simply comprises the USA and China. in spite of the fact that, the Shan Hai Jing claimed trips worldwide. If the chinese language fairly did make it to North the USA at early dates, then all of worldwide heritage might be re-examined. All these historic Shan Hai Jing trips might have been performed utilizing ocean currents that encompass the globe. Shang Civilization released via Yale collage Press exhibits images of Negroid, Caucasoid, and Eskimoid skulls unexplainably present in old chinese language graves. 198 Did chinese language visit these areas after which take again slaves? The Shan Hai Jing, in dialogue of one other a part of the realm, mentions hippopotami, which one may perhaps suppose may extra indicate that they went to Africa. moreover, the fashion of old rock artwork present in the large Horn Basin, Wyoming pointed out in bankruptcy 1 is not just associated with Ningxia, China yet reportedly can also be present in Namibia, Africa, in Alta, Norway, and different destinations worldwide. anyone took it to these areas. If no longer the chinese language, then who? My pal Cedric Bell of the uk is doing examine and has written a publication (as of this writing now not but released) approximately evidences of old chinese language within the British Isles concerning the time of the Roman profession of that zone. Please go back with me to the around chinese language superstar charts with 28 spokes which i discussed initially of this ebook. we know that Stonehenge within the united kingdom exhibits equinoxes and solstices. lately whilst viewing an aerial shot of Stonehenge, i realized that the a part of Stonehenge that we see in pictures (the upright rocks with the mantles connecting them) is barely the hub of a wheel. open air of that, reduce as a ditch into the floor, is one other better circle approximately 330 toes (100 meters) in diameter. simply contained in the earthen financial institution to the trench is a circle with fifty six postholes. 199 Is it attainable that at one time at Stonehenge, these fifty six posts have been keeping in place 28 spokes to the hub and that this used to be one other chinese language astronomical gadget? Dr. Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe wrote in regards to the fifty six holes: “Archaeological investigations have proven that those holes weren't dug to carry upright stones or wood posts. ”200 even though the postholes are lightly spaced, he contends that the 28 day cycle of the moon could be tracked with these posts. desktop rendering of Stonehenge - courtesy of Jlert Joseph Lertola within the Asiatic Fathers of the USA my father expressed the need that different researchers could “pick up the spade and dig deeper. ” that's my sentiment besides. My abridgement of The Asiatic Fathers of the United States (148 pages) merely covers a small a part of what my father truly wrote (almost 800 pages). His unique booklet has to be studied extensive through severe students. The background of Cartography, which the Library of Congress instructed me used to be the “Bible” on maps, states that over 72 percentage of where names on global maps of the ch’onhado (tian xia) type are from the Shan Hai Jing. (That is the kind of international map present in the Dr. Hendon M. Harris, Jr. Map assortment. this is often the area map that begun my father, then me a long time later, in this quest.