Did the Romans beat Columbus to the New World? – Technology & Science – CBC News

Calixtlahuaca-Roman-Head-FeatureHistory books might need a rewrite. The Romans may have reached the New World before Christopher Columbus, reports New Scientistmagazine.

According to anthropologist Roman Hristov, formerly of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, a small black terracotta head unearthed near Mexico City in 1933 is a Roman artifact. This, he claims, is proof that the Romans arrived before Columbus.

According to the magazine, Hristov believes “the head is the first hard evidence of pre-Hispanic transoceanic contacts between the Old and New Worlds.”

Source: Did the Romans beat Columbus to the New World? – Technology & Science – CBC News

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