Egyptian Bureau for Cultural and Educational Affairs
in United Kingdom and Ireland

SEMINAR: DID THE PHOENICIANS REACH THE AMERICAS BEFORE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS?



The Cultural Bureau in London arranged a seminar on Thursday 15th of November 2018 titled: (Did the Phoenicians reach the Americas before Christopher Columbus?) by British Navy Captain Philip Beale. 

On 2019, Captain Beale will sail his replica Phoenician ship ‘Phoenicia’ on a historic voyage crossing the Atlantic, an expedition never attempted before in such a vessel. If he succeeds, the case that Phoenician or Carthaginian sailors reached the Americas two thousand years before Columbus will be strengthened. Over 2008-2010, the same ship successfully circumnavigated Africa, following a route recorded by Greek historian Herodotus. The original circumnavigation was at the request of an Egyptian pharaoh.

The seminar’s discussion included questions around proofs that the Pharaohs sailed in the sea and Nile River.

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