Researcher Claims Ancient Greeks Made It to America Before Columbus

Researcher Claims Ancient Greeks Made It to America Before Columbus

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It may sound unbelievable but a Greek-Canadian scientist is stating that the Ancient Greeks may have reached America years before the Spanish Seafarer Columbus did.

Researcher of Aegean Scripts, Dr. Minas Tsikritsis, in the text by Plutarch “On the Apparent Face in the Orb of the Moon,” in paragraphs 941A-942, claims that he has identified and demonstrated through computer programs the restoration of a forgotten historical reality, which had until now eluded many researchers.

In the study, he indicates that the prehistoric Greeks knew that “west of the three islands and northwest of Britain” there was a “great” continent. Two years ago, another academia, Professor I. Mariolakos, identified the great continent, surrounding the great Ocean, as today’s North America.

Dr. Tsikritsis states that, “even before the time of Christopher Columbus, there was a communication which began during the Minoan era and continued until the Hellenistic times. The purpose of these travels during the Bronze Age was related to trade and the transportation of pure copper from Lake Superior of Canada.”

According to his findings it seems that after the first Minoan merchants, the Mycenaeans continued the journey, and, as reported by Plutarch, they sent Hercules to revitalize the presence of the Greek element, which had been diminished by the continuous miscegenation with the locals. Later, during the Iron Age, the interest in the region declined and until the Hellenistic time, it remained only as a conventional ceremonial tradition. So every thirty years some ships were sent to the areas that followed the worship of Cronus in order to renew the priest personnel.

The ancient text by Plutarch states that the dialogue coordinator, Lambrias, asks Sylla the Carthagean to narrate once more a story that he had heard from the servants of the temple of Cronus in Carthage. The story was originally told by a foreigner who was visiting the temple and came from the great continent.

According to Tsikritsis, who analyzed the data with the aid of a special computer program, “the information that is mentioned in the text confirms the description of a journey in 86 AD from Canada to Carthage.” The findings are summarized as follows by Tsikritsis:

1. The revealing journey determines correctly the distance from Britain to the island of Ogygia, with a boat that sails with oars for five days (880 km).

2. It mentions a great continental land in the area of which there were three islands (Greenland, Baffin Island, Newfoundland) that had the same distance, on the northwest of Britain (Fig.1).

3. It specifies that on the same latitude, we find the entrance to the Gulf of St. Laurence and the Caspian Sea, a fact that we notice if we expand a straight line (Fig.1).

4. It states correctly that the Gulf of Saint Lawrence is a little bigger than Lake Maeotis, present day Sea of Azov (Fig. 2). It mentions that the Gulf Coast was inhabited by Greeks since the very old times and after the expedition of the Mycenaean Hercules, possibly during the 15th century BC, the Greek element was revitalized after it reached a near-extinct point due to the constant miscegenation with the locals. (It is obvious that Hercules was not accompanied only by Iolaus, but it was rather an expedition of hundreds of Greeks that changed demographically the area of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, which they inhabited).

5. It determines a period of 30 years after which the journey started: when planet Cronus rose in accordance with Taurus. Astronomical evidence confirms that in the north latitude 47ο, during the 1st century AD, that period coincided with the end of May 86 AD.

6. When the journey home began, they stayed for three months on the island of Greenland in the north (60ο Ν), where the sun sets only for one hour during the summer solstice, between 9/6 and 9/7. This definition confirms that the island of Greenland must be identified with the underworld, where Cronus had been buried in a cave and was being kept there by Zeus.

7. The reason for these long journeys during the Bronze Age is documented by the pure copper, which was found in large quantities in the region around Lake Superior and the island Royale, both located in Canada. From this area, about 50,000 tons of copper were mined between 2400 BC and 1200 BC.

8. During the time of Plutarch, as he states himself, they did not carry copper but golden cups and urns, inside which they kept the provisions for the journey.

9. Finally, it is known that in the ancient times the Oracles were centers where they kept chronicles of geographical knowledge, and as a result they gave advice about the future colonization. Therefore, it is acceptable that since Plutarch was a priest in the Oracle of Delphi after 86 AD, he had this knowledge.

10. It seems that the journey home was made from the north; starting from Canada they went to Greenland (island of Cronus), then they reached Iceland and finally Britain. A confirmation of this route is the station-island which still bears the name Mykines, the most west island of the Faroes.

Finally, the research by Tsikritsis claims that a journey was made from Canada to Carthage in 86AD, and that the Minoans and other Ancient Greeks had reached North America before Colombus.

What do you think? Could that be possible? Let us know in our comments section below.

 

  • http://www.facebook.com/anastasia.damianeas Anastasia Damianeas

    My husband studied for a very short while in Athens with Anna Efstathiou Tsiropoulou, and he remembers being told about this, and that it is written in the ancient texts.  This amazing teacher would teach him and many other students from the ancient texts.  It gives me goosebumps.  Thank you for sharing this article.

  • Arionpat

    Maybe they came with the Vikings.

  • Arionpat

    Since Columbus is reportedly Greek what difference does it make.

  • PL45

    Byzantine maps had the coast lines of the America’s on it as well as Antarctica.  

  • RC_KMCMLXIII

          Just read ” The Secret Destiny of America,”  Manly P. Hall wrote about this in 1942.

  • P2bG

    I think it is very possible,not because i am Greek,but because i know how great seafarers ancient Greeks were.The Vikings who got to America before Columbus were great seafarers too,and i don’t see why Greeks couldn’t have made it to America before them.After all Greeks even 1000 years before the Vikings were more technologically advanced and sophisticated.I think its quite possible

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  • http://twitter.com/CassTete1 CassTete

    ALL COMMENTS HERE ARE SO INFORMATIVE !!  … great to see people be so educated on suppressed knowledge .

    the Greeks created everything , sacred geometry is Greek Maths and a comes from the ancient Greeks forefathers who designed everything accordingly . As they did the Pyramid ( Greek name is quite significant ).

    And follow the 30 degree longitude to find all their buildings and cities “all over the world”

     

  • http://twitter.com/CassTete1 CassTete

    AND the antikythera mechanism … they have now discovered all the wheels function which clearly proves that the Archimedes had calculated “everything” !!! They had “at least” at that time all the knowledge to go around the world 
    The World’s First Computer: Decoding the Antikythera Mechanism 

  • Miffy Seal

    Hey, It all comes from Greece (My Big Fat Greek Wedding). LOL. I like you guys, cheerful and fun to be with. Oppa to life.

  • World Weary

    Anything is possible!

  • stapas

    Eratosthenis knew the exact diameter of earth 2000 years ago , which means that voyage was performed before his time

  • asdfh

    The calculations of Erastothenes were made according to the measurements in Egypt and Macedonia, and were extrapolated to the globe. His research is still reserved and even in internet, can be checked there. He also calculated the distance of moon and sun but I strongly doubt he made space travels:)
    but otherwise, the Greek technology was superb, vikings had very few technological advancements comparing to them (but some, anyway), so this is very possible.

  • http://www.fbbc.com/audio/mp3/classics/JH_some_on_broken_pieces.mp3 Psalm56Eleven

    The most heavily suppressed knowledge in the world is that the Bible is actually the 100% truth including that we are all sinners, but God’s only Son, Jesus Christ, gave His life on the cross as full payment for our sins, was buried three days and then resurrected.

    For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 1 Corinthians 1:18-20

    And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the Lord. Jeremiah 9:5-6

  • yiannis

    it is possible for the greeks to visit america before colombus,there is also an indian tribe in south america the araucans,wich have differnt facial and body stracture compare to the other indian tribes and they claim that they are descendants of the greeks that travelled in amerika thousands years ago.
    I live in kreta (the minoan island) 500 meters from knossos the capital of the minoan civilazation and i have seen the level of the technology they had,the boats they were able to build,so i believe it is totaly posible.
    Also homer in odessy he writes that odyseas went in the island of the cyclops,were in patagonia there is a tribe that has a painted eye on the forhead,also the big sheep are the lamas and the great cows as he writes are the bissons in north america and so many other proves that greeks went there before colombus!

  • stef

    um, wrong forum sweetheart….

  • Παναγιώτης

    First of all why we learn lies that the first who found America was Columbus? Secondly it shows how great were Ancient Greeks, they discovered all the world, From America to the very deep East with Alexander the Great. You are all Greeks and you don’t know it. Cause they don’t want you to think like Greeks, they want us slaves, with no opened minds. If you search for English words who come from Ancient Greek language you won’t believe it. There are about 40.000 words(many words in astronomy(greek word) and medical science) from the 140.000 overall. Also philosophy(greek word) and all the sciences our civilization has are based on what Greeks found in their souls, they were so close to the universe, nature, spirit everything God made for us.

  • Παναγιώτης

    But Macedonia is Greek :)

  • me

    Alexander was Macedonian .
    And columbus, vespucci discovered Americas of course… in sense they discovered it first for us , documented and reported and since them we are sure about their existence.Americas were there and someone would eventually do it so is not big deal who did it to be fair.
    Is obvious there were plenty of different people in different times travelling there but they failed or history failed to describe and document it as certain thing therefore nobody couldnt follow their voyages as path until columbus expedition hope that helps

  • aaa

    Greeks were very brave thats about it.they werent brightest candles in terms of describing reality (and their discoveries in this aspect) or divide reality from myth they lived within

  • hattra

    It’s no mystery why so many “English” words have Greek and Latin roots -they were deliberately adopted into English by the educated elements of society over many hundreds of years (mainly during the 17th-19th Centuries AD).

    A University education, after all, consisted of studying the Classics (Greek and Roman history, philosophy and literature, usually read in the original language), with either Divinity, Medicine or the Law (with Mathematics and Natural Philosophy coming later). There was a deep admiration of the Classical cultures and Greek and Latin were seen as common languages for the educated across Europe (it also showed that you were wealthy enough to have afforded “a proper education”). Latin was more useful as it was more widely known and used, but Greek was regarded as more difficult, so it was a matter of pride to be able to call yourself “a Grecian” (meaning that you had studied Ancient Greek to a level where you were able to read it well and speak it conversationally).

    It is still regarded as poor usage to mix your Latin and Greek roots, as in the American word “gastroscopy” (Endoscopy in English)

  • hattra

    Eratoshenes actually never left his back garden in Alexandria. He knew that in Syene there was a well and that, if you looked down the well at noon on the summer solstice, you were blinded by the reflected light of the Sun. He realised that this was because the Sun was vertically above the well. So at noon on the solstice, he simply measured the length of the shadow cast by a vertical pole of known length in his own garden and from that and the fact that he knew the exact distance to Syene (the Egyptian empire used men trained to pace out distances with exactly uniform steps to measure distances, I have been told), calculated the circumference of the Earth with impressive accuracy (he was only 100 miles out). He calculated the distance to the Moon and the Sun in similar fashion, again with amazing accuracy.

  • Παναγιώτης

    And Socrates was an Athenian, he wasn’t Hellene? Alexander the Great was Macedonian, Hellene also. Ιn ancient Greece there were city states, but when there was for a war they all fought together against the enemies because they were all Hellenes.

    Youths of the Pellaians and of the Macedonians and of the Hellenic
    Amphictiony and of the Lakedaimonians and of the Corinthians… and of all
    the Hellenic peoples, join your fellow-soldiers and entrust yourselves
    to me, so that we can move against the barbarians and liberate ourselves
    from the Persian bondage, for as Greeks we should not be slaves to barbarians.

    As quoted in the Historia Alexandri Magni of Pseudo-Kallisthenes, 1.15.1-4.

    Holy shadows of the dead, I’m not to blame for your cruel and
    bitter fate, but the accursed rivalry which brought sister nations and
    brother people, to fight one another. I do not feel happy for this
    victory of mine. On the contrary, I would be glad, brothers, if I had
    all of you standing here next to me, since we are united by the same language, the same blood and the same visions.

    Addressing the dead Hellenes (the Athenean and Thebean Greeks) of the Battle of Chaeronea, as quoted in Historiae Alexandri Magni by Quintus Curtius Rufus.

    I went to Englands National Museum in London and I could read Rosseta Stone, because it was written in Greek. Scopians cannot read Greek, they don’t speak Greek, they have nothing to do with Macedonians. Someone who is Macedonian speak Greek, because he is Greek. Even the names of Alexander, Philippe and Olympiada the parents of Alexander the Great in Greek mean something.

    Αλέξανδρος-Αlexander:

    ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ → ΑΛΕΞ + ΑΝΔΡΟΣ → (Αλέξω: απομακρύνω + ανήρ)

    Alexander → from the verb αλέξω-alexo which means push way, repel and the noun ανήρ-aner which means man. So Alexander means the person who repels men, who fights the enemies, Persians in his situation.

    Φίλιππος-Philippe Remember the two pi.

    Φίλιππος → ΦΙΛΟΣ + ΙΠΠΟΣ

    Philippe → from the noun φίλος-filos which means friend, repel and the noun
    ίππος-ippos which means horse. So Philippe-Philippos means the person who loves and is friend with horses.

    Ολυμπιάς-Olympias

    Do you know Olympos, the Greek mountain? Olympic Games?

    There are many things I could write but they will never end. Hope I gave you a picture if Alexander the Great was a Greek Macedonian or a Macedonian who was not feeling Greek. I am living in Pireaus, I am not Greek? I am Pireotis? I am living in Pireaus who belongs in Attica and Attica belongs to Greece. Have a nice day.

  • buschy

    it amazes me sometimes how quick people are to jump on top of every interesting idea that pops up.Yes I have heard this theory before and there is very little supporting evidence for it One simple thing to consider is why the ancient greeks would travel so many thousands of miles to the americas for copper when there were numerous deposits all through europe and the meditearennean basin that they could have developed. If they had developed said copper deposits in the americas for a couple of thousand years as this article suggests they would have left colonies and cities behind to be excavated now. Yes possibly some greek trader traveling to Britian might have encountered a storm and been blown off course to the americas and then again my lottery ticket may make me rich too.

  • MarkT

    Although there are still some doubts regarding the “founding” of North America by certain European cultures, primarily because of the various hoaxes and the conterfeting of historical/archeological objects, the evidence of that these visits occurred has been growing. As each new artifact is found and with previously discovered artifacts being studied a new, using the latest technologies and methods, the scientific evidence in support of visits to the Americas, by both European and Asian cultures and occurring prior to Columbus, increases.

    In fact, very few Archeologist or Historian will dispute that there were Viking settlements in North America, what they called Vinland (or Vineland). The evidence for Viking colonies in both Greenland and Newfoundland is not simply overwhelming – it’s confirmed. In 1960 (following the discovery of ancient Viking settlements in Greenland) a colony in North America was discovered at L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of the island of Newfoundland. To date, providing archaeological evidence of the only known Norse settlement in North America (outside Greeland). Before the discovery of this site, Vinland was known only from Old Norse sagas and medieval historiography, with the majority of Historians believing it to be a myth. This 1960 discovery conclusively proved the pre-Columbian Norse colonization of the Americas.

    Currently, as with the Vikings prior to 1960, artifacts have been found and myth exist about Precolumbian visits to The Americas by the Minoans, the English and/or French (especially stories about the disappearance of the Knights Templer), the Japanese, and the Chinese. And, in conjunction with the myths, the evidence in some cases is very compelling. However, sufficient evidence has not been gathered, scientifically studied, and, then linked with other existing evidence to build a case for these visits. A case which is overwhelming and that proves, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the visits did occur.

    Regarding the Minoans sailing to North America, new information is constantly being obtained from various archelogical sites around the Mediteranian region and in North America. When combined with information obtained from ancient text(s), some of the findings certainly seems to reinforce the theory that the Minoans knew of North America, that they may have visited, and that they may have even established temporary colonies to mine copper.

    This information (myths, ancient texts, and artifacts found on both continents), when combined with the quality of their ships (which are believed to surpass the quality of the ships used by Columbus) and that the Minoans were known throughout “the Ancient World” for their sea trade and seafaring skills, definitely confirm the possibility that they had traveled to North America, but, as with the Vikings prior to 1960, the evidence is not, yet, overwhelming and, so, not recognized as fact by most Historians.

    At the same time, evidence to support the case (that the Minoans visited North America) is growing, but much of it stills needs to be studied and confirmed (again, the problem of hoaxes). If you perform a series of simple searches on the Internet, results will reveal numerous artifacts, which are believed to be Minoan, including: urns; statues; clay tablets with Minoan characters/letters written upon them, and multiple petroglyphs that seem to be of Minoan ships or display something else related to Minoan culture, including Minoan characters/letters. Almost all of which were found in States (the United States) and Provinces (Canada) that border the Atlantic coast, the Saint Lawerence Seaway, or the Great Lakes of North America (Lake Erie, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, or Lake Ontario). Furthermore, there is conclusive evidence of numerous ancient copper mines existing in the Great Lake’s region. There is also evidence that many of these were worked prior to the arrival of Columbus and that they removed several hundred thousand tons of very high grade copper ore – and, this is believed to have occurred at a time when the Minoans were a thriving Bronze Age culture and the Native American cultures were still in the Stone Age (knives, arrow heads, and spear points made from flint or obsidian). So, where did all that copper go?

    Since it definitely was not used by the Native American cultures in North America, The answer seems to be it was removed by a culture from another continent. Based on carbondating, which was performed to date this prehistoric mining, most likely candidate, since they were in the Bronze Age, believed to have ships capable of sailing that distance and returning, and being a seafaring culture, is the Minoans. So the theory is definitely sound. It, as with the Vikings (prior to 1960) just remains to be proven.

  • John

    My guess is that the ancient Greeks settled in unclaimed land.

  • White World Media

    The Greeks discovered Australia in the Ptolemaic era, see Claudius Ptolemy’s map of the world. Most think Ptolemy’s map is based on the Balancing theory, that each continent has another on the opposite side of the globe to balance it’s weight. Crates of mallus, for instance, made a globe which depicted two major continents across the atlantic. These reason i believe Ptolemaic greeks made it to Australia; 1 The map depicts mountains in NW Australia and there are. 2 it shows australia being connected to africa and below the mountain range(which they named and labeled) the land is just “terra ingcognita” or unknown land. I believe they only did a minor coastal exploration of NW Australia and saw a bunch of blacks and assumed it was just another part of africa and it was all one giant land mass that enclosed the indian ocean. See haplogroup R-m173, a white haplogroup(category of lineage for Y chromosome) found among NW australian natives, very common among ancient greeks as well but more common in ancient western europe and among ancient native american populations on the east coast(solutreans perhaps?) The haplogroup is no longer a major group among white populations since newer mutations of it now drastically outnumber it but it’s still around.

  • Aristo Filos

    not Byzantine ,but Ptolemeus map ,from hellenic Alexandria !!! Which had stolen from Byzantin ship, by Turkish pirate, Piri Reis …

  • Aristo Filos

    then read the ancient text ,where they wrote about America …

  • Aristo Filos

    Even, the mythologically king Aegyptus, was a hellenic decicanted !!

  • Aristo Filos

    read ancient greek texts ,or the mythologie ,or Plato’s Timeus ect…. They wrote about America !!! Read also what Diogenes the cynicus told to great Alexander for those overseas continent which was outside from the Hercules pillars !!!

  • Aristo Filos

    not only that but they describes UNKNOWN stars that you can see only in the south hemisphere ….the stars of north hemisphere ,it was well known ,to the ancient greeks !!!

  • Aristo Filos

    The Xpo, signifying Christo, is in Greek letters; and, indeed, it is not unusual at the present day, in Spain, to find a mixture of Greek and Roman letters and languages in signatures and inscriptions. he’s DNA test shows that he was from Catalonia = greek decikanted ….

  • Caleb Waterfield

    I would also imagine that Romans were also in the americas before columbus as well as the Chinese had maps outlining west coast of america and south america and had a very detailed map of Vancouver island. So you could definitely state that the greeks the great mathematicians and philosophers they were would have most likely been one of the best candidates in coming to america.