Week 10 – Lost at Sea (on Purpose)

485495_1278549803031_full.jpgA journey from history that virtually no one knows about.

The Silk Road - A Hero's Journey


“On 8th March 1421 the largest fleet the world had ever seen sailed from its base in China. The ships, huge junks nearly 500 feet long and built from the finest teak, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di’s loyal eunuch admirals.  Their mission was ‘to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas’ and unite the whole world in Confucian harmony.  Their journey would take over two years and circle the globe. ”

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When they returned to China, Emperor Zhu Di had lost control.  The Great ships rotted at their moorings and the records of their journeys were destroyed.  Lost was the knowledge that these ships had reached America seventy years before Columbus and circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan.  They had also discovered Antarctica, reached Australia three hundred and fifty years before Cook and solved…

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Marcel Mark Bolzern

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