Re: [Roman_History_Books] An Irishman Discovered North America , not the crazy Italian.
- williehowie2002 a écrit :
> An Irish Monk may actually have discovered America years before LeifWell, ok, I've read the book of Tim Severin (also the one with the
> Erickson or Christopher Columbus. It is true. In 583 AD, St. Brendan
> used a boat fashioned from an ash framework and tanned hides treated
> with pitch to sail across the North Atlantic Ocean. The boat was
> called a currach and this type of vessel is still used on Ireland's
> west coat.
> St. Brendan documented his voyage with a manuscript describing his
> visits to many islands in search of the `Promised Land' that is still
> in publication today. Christopher Columbus visited Ireland a few
> years before his famous voyage to specifically to read the St.
> Brendan Manuscript.
> In 1976 Tim Severin built a currach and using a stepping stone path
> across the North Atlantic, he stopped at the Aran Islands, Hebrides,
> Faroes and even Iceland to prove the small, but durable currach was
> capable of making the trip.
> That's the story. May the worst thing in your day be a blessing and
> drink with care this St. Patrick's day. Remember you cannot drink all
> day, unless you start in the morning.
> William Russeth
> Author "Fires of Belenus" Wings ePress, www.wings-press.com
Argonauts and that with the Omani dhow too) and all the explanation
about Brendan travel, but we must also consider that
a) a literary source (= Brendan manuscript) is not an evidence.
It could be that the whole story is an initiatory journey or that
Brendan reached the Azores only.
b) Tim Severin travel is only a proof that such a travel is possible
(althought Severin has used some modern techniques and tools: a diving
mask to repair the leather with needles). Is not a proof that Brendan
travel is true.
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