Historian Casts Doubt On The Discovery Of Columbus' Flagship

Back in May, marine archaeologist Barry Clifford made the extraordinary claim that Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, had been found. But now, a Portuguese historian says this can't possibly be true — because the ship never sank. » 6/10/14 1:40pm 6/10/14 1:40pm

Christopher Columbus's Flagship, The Santa Maria, Has Been Found

In what's being heralded as one of the most significant underwater discoveries in history, the wreck of Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, has been discovered lying at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti. » 5/13/14 9:00am 5/13/14 9:00am

How many groups reached the Americas before Christopher Columbus?

In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in what is now the Bahamas, changing the world forever. But was he first non-indigenous person to reach the Americas? Vikings got there before him, and possibly Polynesians too...and those are just the sane theories. » 3/30/11 9:22am 3/30/11 9:22am

The Alternate History of the Discovery of America

We all know that Leif Ericson beat Christopher Columbus to the New World, but Chris gets his own holiday because his voyage marks the beginning of Europe's influence in the New World. But what if someone had beaten the Europeans to the punch? What if no culture ever developed the technology or drive to find the… » 10/12/08 11:30am 10/12/08 11:30am