Christopher Columbus Brought More than Riches from America – Part II

On October 12,1492, Rodrigo de Triana, a sailor aboard the Pinta, first sighted land. Columbus himself later claimed to have seen a sort of light or aura before Triana did, allowing him to keep the reward he had promised to give whomever spotted land first. The land turned out to be a small island in the…

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Christopher Columbus Brought More than Riches from America – Part I

The late 1400s was a time of emerging western imperialism and economic competition among the various European Kingdoms.  At the time, these kingdoms were seeking trade routes to the to the Orient and colonizing various parts of the globe, while constantly worrying about sailing off the edge of the flat world.  Christopher  (Colon) or Columbus, as…

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