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The Troublesome History of Columbus Day and the “Discovery” of America

It’s been claimed that an Italian friar wrote about the existence of “lands beyond the Atlantic Ocean” over a century before Christopher Columbus arrived in America.

On the day celebrating Columbus, we can question whether it matters which European arrived to America first, as it had already been discovered by the people inhabiting it.

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Lasse Sørensen (Founding Editor-In-Chief)

Suvi Loponen (Deputy Editor)