DISCOVERY OF AMERICA BY MUSLIMS BEFORE COLUMBUS DISCOVERY OF AMERICA TO COLUMBUS
This article provides new information about Columbus, Islamic inscriptions found in the US, and more. Al-Masudi's work "Müruc-uz Zeheb" is considered, which was translated into Turkish under the name "Golden Meadows," which describes how a traveler originally from Andalusia (Cordoba) crossed the ocean, went ashore of the continent located opposite, and returned with valuable trophies. On the map of Al-Masudi it was already possible to observe the American mainland. The fact is also cited that in his memoirs Christopher Columbus mentions the existence of a mosque on a hilltop on the coast of Cuba.
Christopher Columbus, San Salvador, Amerigo Vespucci, Phoenicians, Vikings, Al-Masudi Map, Mosque, Natives.