Ancient Romans visited North America long before ColumbusStaff writer ▼ | December 28, 2015
A major discovery in an upcoming white paper, supported by academics from the Ancient Artifact Preservation Society (AAPS), suggests ancient Roman mariners were in Nova Scotia, Canada in second century AD or earlier.
Surprising discovery The study centers around the mysterious Oak Island
All leading to a very obvious conclusion that ancient mariners visited North America long before Columbus.
The study centers around the mysterious Oak Island, the site of a 220 year old on-going treasure hunt and the subject of the History Channel's reality television series The Curse of Oak Island.
According to lead researcher, Hutton Pulitzer: "The evidence here suggest that the ancient Romans not only visited Oak Island on a specific mission, but may have had an outpost on the island. What is unfolding here, could make Nova Scotia as significant a historical destination as Stonehenge."
Professor Emeritus University of Oregon, Carl Johannessen, is participating in the study and says the findings challenge the orthodoxy of 1492 as the date when the New World was 'discovered'.
Researchers are preparing permits with the Nova Scotia government to further investigate the sites to confirm which Roman legion was there and its purpose. ■