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Early contact theories: Vikings & Muslims + Mayans & Chinese

Researchers Discover Allah Inscribed on Vikings Burial Costumes

 

While it is well documented that the Vikings did engage in trade with the Islamic World (such as spices and slaves), I think it is a little farfetched to claim that they adopted significant aspects of Islamic culture and ideas.

Mayan Calendar Similar to Ancient Chinese: Early Contact?

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http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/mayan-calendar-similar-ancient-chinese-early-contact-006612

 

After reading this article, I don’t think that it really presents any truly revolutionary ideas in archaeology and history. Also, I don’t think that there is any real evidence that supports the idea that the Ancient Chinese made contact with the Ancient Maya. Here are some reasons why:

Researchers Discover 'Allah' Inscribed in Vikings Burial Costumes

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http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/researchers-discover-allah-inscribed-vikings-burial-costumes-008954

While it is well documented that the Vikings did engage in trade with the Islamic World (such as spices and slaves), I think it is a little farfetched to claim that they adopted significant aspects of Islamic culture and ideas.