Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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Historian Manuel Rosa to discuss the life of Christopher Columbus on Oct. 8
Sept. 30, 2015 - Historian Manuel Rosa will discuss the true origin and heritage of Christopher Columbus at noon on Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 225, 275 Mount Carmel Ave.
Rosa's lecture, sponsored by the Central European Institute at Quinnipiac, will present new evidence that shows Columbus was not Italian, but Polish royalty. In 1991, Rosa began a scientific investigation of the life of Columbus taking him to countries, including Portugal, Spain, Poland and the Dominican Republic. He was the only Portuguese historian involved with DNA studies of Columbus' bones at the University of Granada in Spain.
"We are very excited to host Mr. Rosa at Quinnipiac," said Christopher Ball, director of the Central European Institute. "His lecture on the true origins of Christopher Columbus looks fascinating indeed and typifies the kind of critical thinking and constant questioning we encourage here."
Rosa's first book, "The Columbus Mystery Revealed," was published in 2006. His latest book, "KOLUMB. Historia nieznana" (COLUMBUS. The Untold Story), was published in 2012 and was a bestseller in Poland.
Alexander Storozynski, distinguished scholar and Polish chair of the Central European Institute, said, "Thanks to much historical digging, Manuel Rosa offers a fascinating look at the roots of Columbus. His work has gained international attention. While the book has been published in several countries, it deserves to be picked up by a major American publishing house a well."
Rosa is the recipient of the 1976 Boston Globe's Art Merit Award and the Lockheed Martin Lightning Award. He currently works at Duke University.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 203-582-8652.
The Central European Institute builds bridges between the United States and the nations of Central Europe by fostering relationships in academics, business and culture.
Friday, August 21, 2015
A will without a way. A critical review of how the Christopher Columbus Mayorazgo of 1498 continues to perpetrate a fraud against historians and history. (RI §416163)
The Last Will and Testament of Christopher Columbus dated 1498, known as the Mayorazgo (Majorat), materialized in Spain decades after the discoverer died. The document was presented during the Columbus inheritance lawsuit by an Italian imposter named Balthazar Colombo who was not a family relation. The document includes the statement “being I born in Genoa,” which has been utilized as the crucial proof that the Discoverer of America was born in Genoa, Italy. However, neither the contents of the Mayorazgo nor the circumstances of its creation pass scientific scrutiny. It turns out to be a fraudulent document invented by Balthazar Colombo in his shameless effort to steal from the discoverer’s legitimate heirs the immense inheritance of the Dukedom of Veragua, Admiral of the Indies and Marquis of Jamaica.
I. Colón vs. Colombo: planting the seeds of deceit. II. The Problematic Mayorazgo of 1498. III. Wronged Historians.
Keywords: Christopher Columbus Last Will; Majorat of 1498; Balthazar Colombo as impostor; Columbus Inheritance Lawsuit; Succession to the House of Veragua; Fraud and Forgery in Medieval Tribunals; Credibility of the Raccolta Colombiana; Legal Battles of the Admiral of Indies; Misgivings of Genoese Columbus; Colón vs. Colombo vs. Columbus.;
Friday, May 29, 2015
Historian Challenges Official Story:
Christopher Columbus Never Crashed Off Haiti’s Coast
by Kim IvesChristopher Columbus, the first European explorer to land on the island the indigenous Arawak people called Ayiti, claimed in his diaries that his flagship, the Santa Maria, hit a reef off the coast near what is now the town of Caracol on Christmas eve 1492. He then supposedly used the ship’s wreckage to build a fort called the “Navidad,” no trace of which has ever been found despite many attempts.
This official story is all a lie, asserts award-winning Portuguese- American historian Manuel Rosa, who has spent the past 24 years researching the life of Columbus and his historic voyage.
In fact, Columbus beached the Santa Maria on the shore at Caracol and possibly built a moat around it, turning the ship itself into the Navidad, Mr. Rosa says.
When Columbus left Ayiti (which he renamed Hispaniola) to return to Spain with the Nina and the Pinta, he purposely fired a cannon ball through the Santa Maria’s hull to make it impossible for the 39 men he left behind to flee the island. Three of them were envoys of the Spanish royal court who could have revealed the truth.
On June 9 and 10, Mr. Rosa will visit Caracol with a television crew from the Travel Channel’s show “Expedition Unknown” to
search for evidence of his theory, which he has presented in two books: “The Columbus Mystery Revealed” (2006) and “Columbus: The Untold Story” (2009). The books have been published to great acclaim in Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Lithuanian. (Mr. Rosa is currently looking for a publisher for the English version of the latter book, for which he has a finished manuscript.)
Mr. Rosa is asking any Haitians round Caracol who may (Continue Reading at Haiti Liberté's website, see on page 9).....