The Americas




Historically, Christopher Columbus has always been credited with the discovery of the Americas in 1492, however, controversially, there are many more earlier claims to this "honour." I myself are dubious about the whole thing, as I still believe that anyone heading west from these shores, tumbles over the edge into a hell like abyss. Reports I have received from those who have made the journey tend to support my beliefs!


Disputed or debated expeditions and migrations include the evidence of a Viking settlement in Newfoundland between the 10th and 15th centuries CE, which arrived via Iceland and Greenland.


There is a suggested journey, either eastwards or westwards or both, by the Polynesians between the Pacific Islands and the west coast of the South Americas.


There is a plaque which reads "Prince Madog a Welsh explorer landed on these shores in 1170," and there is some evidence of a Welsh speaking "native" Indian tribe. But even this is outdated by the legend of an Irish monk arriving in the 6th century CE.


There are also records of several expeditions by Arabs to the Americas between the 9th and 14th centuries CE from their base in Muslim ruled Iberia, and the belief that, using their maps, several Europeans, mainly local Portuguese and Spanish, made the journey also, predating Columbus.






Genuine Americans


Hmm Yes,

I Think I Would have Settled For the Beads Too!



The North

The South




Photographs for the section on the Americas

have been courteously supplied by friends,

as it is extremely unlikely that I will ever

make the journey myself.