Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Arkie BS: Romans Discovered America? (108* d) RE: BS: Romans Discovered America? 19 Dec 15

This discussion has been interesting but far from complete on stories of ancient explorers reaching North or South America.   There are also accounts of Phoenicians and explorers from Carthage reaching these shores. Local, to Stone County, Arkansas, songster, Jimmy Driftwood wrote a song about Saint Brendan, an Irish monk crossing the ocean before 600 AD. Brendan wrote an account of that journey that described crystal palaces, mountains spouting fire, and monsters with catlike heads. A modern day explorer built a boat matching the description of the one used by Brendan and encountered icebergs, volcanoes, walruses, and whales. Columbus supposedly had a copy of Brendan's maps. Of course there are skeptics. A version of St. Brendan's Fair Isle can be found on Youtube.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.