In 1492 Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue. The Age of Exploration. Who Really Discovered America?. Possibly Phoenicians (480-146 BC) Stone altars in NH, coins Romans (AD 64) Coins, goblets, shields, weapons etc in Chesapeake Persecution of Jews, Christians under Nero Irish Monks (AD 551)
The Age of Exploration
By the mid-16th c. Europeans had explored most of the Atlantic coast of North America and penetrated into the interior in the disastrous expeditions of de Soto and Coronado.