Re: The 1421 Theory - 'cuts'
- From: Paul J Gans <gans@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 01:48:40 +0000 (UTC)
On Mar 25, 6:05 pm, Paul J Gans <g...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In soc.history.medieval TMOliver <tmoliverjr...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Jack Linthicum" <jacklinthi...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote ...
Add the existence of the Little Ice Age and the complications of
navigating essentially river craft in a heavy ice situation
Certainly, by 1421, the earlier "Warm Spell" which had allowed Greenlanders
to grow grain and fatten livestock (and themselves) at Brattalid (sp?),
while stimulating all sorts of Norse - population growing but arable land
available not) to head off in search of green pastures across the seas (or
plump Erse girls to warm their Winter couches) were over. Even at the
height of the Thaw, it seems unlikely that (a) the entire coast of
Siberia/Russia was ice free (even in High Summer) and even if it was, it's a
hell of a row into prevailing winds in a single Summer of even an entire
In any case, had the Chinese shown up in the Iceland/Faeros Gap, there would
have been a saga to record it..."Thorwald Bjarnison and the Funny-Eyed Folk"
or some such.
I've not been following this thread. How were the Chinese supposed
to have gotten to Iceland? First class on Icelandic Airways?
If you followed (which I strongly disadvice), one of my earlier posts
contains a link to the 'map of the travels'.
To make a long story short, your scenario looks as an example of a
sanity comparing to the routes shown on this map. Unless, of course,
there was a Secret Medieval Chinese Nuclear Submarine (later destroyed
due to the budgetary considerations).
Are folks seriously arguing that the Chinese got to Iceland?
I gather that this is part of that bit about the Chinese finding
America and not telling anybody about it.
Darn Chinese. Always secrets. Inscruitable Orientals. Probably
turns out they've already got a base on the moon. Or mars. Or
in South Dakota.
--- Paul J. Gans
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