Genoan sailors knew about America 152 years before Christopher Columbus (

Italian academics studying the Cronica Universalis written by Galvaneus Flamma around 1340 came across a reference to Genoan sailors knowing of a land west from Greenland called Marckalada (Markland) and identified as some part of the Atlantic coast of North America.

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