End of the Enigmatic Christopher Columbus:  A Man at Last Emerges to Eradicate the Myth

End of the Enigmatic Christopher Columbus: A Man at Last Emerges to Eradicate the Myth

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Another sub-myth that crumbles is Colón's hatred of King João II. Colón sacrificed his last 22 years – giving up domestic happiness and the life of a minor prince – to play a very high-stakes game of betrayal against the most powerful rulers of his time, to lie and commit atrocities, all in the loyal service of his beloved King João II.

Maps and Logs

Nor was Colón ever lost at sea, or delivered haphazardly to safe harbor at Lisbon in a storm. He made a beeline for his destinations every time, back and forth. The accounts in his logbooks and correspondence can be interpreted consistently with this claim. Colón kept secret from his own men (with few exceptions) the methods he used to find his way at sea.

The "discoverer" of America owned a copy of Ptolemy’s Geographia, published in Rome in 1478, which included this map, representing the half of the globe that was then known. Note the added labels, in white, where we indicate the mouths of the River Indus, to the west, and Ganges to the east. The territory between these two rivers had been known as "India" for thousands of years.

The "discoverer" of America owned a copy of Ptolemy’s Geographia, published in Rome in 1478, which included this map, representing the half of the globe that was then known. Note the added labels, in white, where we indicate the mouths of the River Indus, to the west, and Ganges to the east. The territory between these two rivers had been known as "India" for thousands of years. (From The New York Public Library, DigitalCollections.nypl.org)

Among the many revealing personal effects Colón left behind is the ancient map of Ptolemy, showing half the globe. 1300 years after they were drawn, these borders of the known world had not been significantly extended. However, as far back as Ptolemy’s time, the circumference of the Earth had been calculated with tolerable accuracy, and Colón's state-of-the-art navigational expertise was at least that advanced.

Thus, Colón knew perfectly well as he sailed due west for the first time that he'd reach landfall five time zones away – and that another ten time zones lay between the New World and India. Referring to the inhabitants Colón encountered as "Indians" was just another pebble in his mosaic of deception. The whole purpose of his trickery was to send the Spanish on a wild goose chase, leaving Portugal as the undisputed master of the Spice Trade with the real India.

The landmark Waldseemüller map of 1507 represents Earth as a sphere for the first time. It fits Ptolemy's known half of the world like a glove sliding onto a hand – with the mouth of the Ganges (black arrow) still exactly nine time zones east of the Canaries and far west of Ptolemy's eastern limit (white arrow). (Map from James Ford Bell Library,

The landmark Waldseemüller map of 1507 represents Earth as a sphere for the first time. It fits Ptolemy's known half of the world like a glove sliding onto a hand – with the mouth of the Ganges (black arrow) still exactly nine time zones east of the Canaries and far west of Ptolemy's eastern limit (white arrow). (Map from James Ford Bell Library, University of Minnesota callouts added by Manuel Rosa)

Simple arithmetic confirms that Colón understood what he was doing. The top secret science of his day assured that he'd make landfall a mere five time zones west of Portugal. This left seven additional time zones to the line of Sinae, Ptolemy’s easternmost border of the known world, and still another three time zones to the mouth of the Ganges

Simple arithmetic confirms that Colón understood what he was doing. The top secret science of his day assured that he'd make landfall a mere five time zones west of Portugal. This left seven additional time zones to the line of Sinae, Ptolemy’s easternmost border of the known world, and still another three time zones to the mouth of the Ganges. (Map from James Ford Bell Library, University of Minnesota callouts added by Manuel Rosa)

None of this does more than hint at the great variety of evidence and keen analysis that's now poised to demolish the old "Columbus," setting in his place an infinitely better focused and more believable – yet even more stupendous – figure.

Who Really Was Columbus?

The last big question in this whole tableau is: Who, exactly, was the man that left his homeland in his late-20s, under the false identity of Cristóbal Colón? A prime suspect has been identified, and DNA analysis is bound to confirm it.

Colón definitely married an elite resident of a convent belonging to the Military Order of Santiago, and thus it may not stretch credulity to identify his mother as a member of the Portuguese high nobility. But to claim that Colón's father was none other than the young Polish king long believed to have fallen in battle against the Muslims at Varna, Bulgaria, in 1444, sounds even more fantastic than pegging the world's most famous admiral as the unlettered son of an Italian peasant. But this is what a mass of reliable data now clearly points to.

The conspiracy to hide Cristóbal Colón's Portuguese origins was international in scope, including even (amazingly) the Spanish monarchs he betrayed. His coded signature is a puzzle unto itself and still remains to be fully deciphered. On the lower line is written his chosen pseudonym ": XpoFERENS ./” [colon (:) Christopher semi-colon (;)]

The conspiracy to hide Cristóbal Colón's Portuguese origins was international in scope, including even (amazingly) the Spanish monarchs he betrayed. His coded signature is a puzzle unto itself and still remains to be fully deciphered. On the lower line is written his chosen pseudonym ": XpoFERENS ./” [colon (:) Christopher semi-colon (;)] (La Real Academia de la Historia, Biblioteca San Román)

Comments

The article above listed Professor Trevor as agreeing that Columbus was a double agent working against Spain on behalf of King Joao II of Portugal. My conclusion about Columbus working for King Joao II comes from my reading of 15th century Portuguese archival documents pointing to linkages among King Joao II, Christopher Columbus, and the Genoese mariner Antonio de Noli (de nolle) who discovered the uninhabited Cape Verde Islands for Portugal in 1460.

His signature is very curious. The last "S" seems to me different from the other would be "S" marks. If the others are indeed "S"s., then this would support my own hypothesis that the last "S" in his signature is actually the number "5" (Five). Would the use of a number "5" mean something significant? Since the advisor to Queen Elizabeth I was known as the original "007", perhaps the REAL man behind "Columbus" was also an agent of the royal court. the "5" might be his secret agent designation. Maybe these "agents" served a higher authority than any royal monarch and were each and all part of a more secret society?? Perhaps the would be Knights of Malta, who were alleged to be steeped themselves in ancient mystery religions that could trace back through Egypt and other ancient cultures. The possession by the real man of the Ptolemy Map could also indicate his connection to the Ptolemy Dynasty of Alexandria, Egypt and the fable Library of Alexandria itself. The ancient city of Alexandria was targeted by Christians and they were the ones who burned it to ashes, fearing the assembly of high knowledge and Spain was very Christian at one point. Perhaps the rumors of Venice, Italy being but one location of the descendants of Templars was true and so was the secret society around them. why else would the knowledge of the fallen Alexandria and Ptolemy be in possession by this real columbus person?

Christopher B. after finishing reading Rosa's new book, I am convinced Rosa is right and that Columbus was a Templar Knight. Columbus The Untold Story is a monumental work of research and I believe soon all history books will change. I agre with your comment that Columbus served a higher authority and I am accept that higher authority is still running world events today.

Garcia, Thank you. I am glad to know that I am not the only one who believes Columbus, whoever he really was, may have been a Templar Agent or Knight. The most interesting note in the article (to me) was the "Ptolemy Map" being in the possession of Columbus. I feel this is a very important detail that ties up the evidence he had access to highly arcane info and education most others would not even understand (back then). I read before from more than one source that the city of Venice was derived in name from the root word, Phoenitian, which is a reference itself to the planet Venus as well as the ancient peoples. The city of Venice was allegedly founded by Templars in hiding after the great purge of The Order by decree of The Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. The Templars long before then had allegedly found long lost information and educational materials while searching (officially) for the lost Holy Grail. It was soon after that the Templars began their new banking system that had seemed to just pop into existence out of thin air. The idea and info to do this HAD to come from somewhere or someone with the knowledge. Another guess is that among the would be treasure they found was old maps and detailed ancient data from long lost ages passed. Perhaps the maps told of what today are The Americas and how history really played out in the far ancient world. Some also speculate that in the years just before Columbus set sail, the Templars found the lost tomb of Merlin of King Arthur's time and that Merlin was both a Druid and keeper assigned the care of protecting secret knowledge that some claim showed early Gnosticism ( a precursor to later Christianity and Cathors ) was founded in what today is Ireland. Many sights noted in the Old Testament can be found in Ireland, such as it being close to the infamous "Rock of Gibraltar", which in name is Gibr-Altar, or Hebr-Altar, as in Hebrew Altar, depending on how one pronounces it. The "0" hour on the time zones is in Greenwich, near the Rock of Gibraltar... Curiously. Some say that Jewish is a term that is derived from Druid, as in Dru-ish. There was an inside joke on this in an old movie by Mel Brooks in his film, "Spaceballs". But it has been a rumor for long before that movie.

In 1317 King Dinis 1 of Portugal created the Military/Knights of Christ. The membership of this order where former Knights of the Templar Knights, those who had survived the persecution and mass slaughter in France and other parts of Europe. During the Age of Discovery this Order gained a great deal of wealth and power.

I have always found it interesting that with all of the depictions of C.C. ships the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria on the sails of these ships is displayed the emblem of the Order of Christ and the Knights Templar.

Also of interest is that in 1882 the Knights of Columbus was formed in the United States. This order has become the world's largest Catholic Fraternal Service Organization. In 1893 the 4th degree of this order was presented to Cristobal Colon de La Cerda, the Duke of Veragua. A descendant of Columbus.

Thank you for a very excellent article.

Absolutely fascinating article. This is going to be a huge rewrite of history.

Columbus was Greek . He knew the world was round because all Greek Byzantine school children were taught this in 15th century. His log in the new world was written in his native language , Greek.
The Greek island he came from was Chios which was under Genovese political control at the time. So the Italian claim has some bearing, its just his ethnic orgin was Greek.
It is noted for its history of seafaring. He could not spreak nor write Italian. All his closest friends were Greek. His personality is unique and says Greek in capital letters. A German wrote a book on the identity of Columbus some 15 or so years ago and came to this conclusion. Search " Was Columbus Greek " for all the compelling evidence. The Columbos name, how he signed his name on many documents is found on Chios today.

Lecture tonight at Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA

LECTURE: Columbus was NOT Italian but Portuguese

6:30 PM

free and open to the public

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