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Tuesday, 29th November 2022

Irish Born Chinese

Chinese convoy reached East Africa earlier than thought

Created Monday, 18th October 2010, 14:55 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

New accidental discovery from a fisherman’s haul realised that the stories of Cheng Ho probably did reach eastern Africa before Vasco Da Gama. Investigations is still underway, but if it’s true, the history books may have to change. Given that it’s probably an imperial convoy makes it all that much more important a discovery.
Read more… (via BBC News online)