The Romans Beat Columbus to the New World
On recent Creation Moments programs we have talked about several evidences that strongly suggest contact between Europe and the New World before Columbus. Some evidence even suggests that knowledge of the New World was common before the Dark Ages. Now, mainstream science has concluded that the Romans made it nearly as far as Mexico City by the second century A.D.
Anthropologist Roman Hristov studied a black terracotta head that was uncovered near Mexico City in 1933. It had been unearthed by professional archaeologists, documented, and then stored away in a Mexico City museum. Hristov removed material from the head and sent it to the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany. After testing, scientists concluded that the material was 1,800 years old. Hristov also had the figure evaluated by art experts. They concluded that it matches figures that were created by the Romans in about 200 A.D. Hristov and other scientists agree that the figure is solid proof that there were indeed Romans wandering about Mexico as early as the second century A.D.
Ships and sailing are documented early in the Old Testament. While these sailors didn't have all the tools we have today, they were just as intelligent as today's sailors. They were also filled with the same drive to explore and subdue the Earth as we have today, a drive that was placed in us when our forefather Adam was created.