By Laurie Bonner-Nickless,Mark Nickless
Marquette used to be correct, for the painting-later to develop into referred to as the Piasa-was done by way of expert males of Admiral Zheng He’s mythical Treasure Fleet.
In CHASING DRAGONS the authors discover the genuine background of the Piasa without delay from the earliest documents, together with a virtually forgotten written chinese language account of a huge voyage to the United States in 1433!
FROM THE again conceal:
In 1433, Imperial China governed the seas. The God-chief of Cahokia governed the lands alongside the daddy of Waters. And, the Piasa used to be approximately to be created the place the destinies of those empires might collide at the banks of the Mississippi. by the point the second one half the 1400's dawned, the Piasa stood by myself as a testomony to the hazards of "unintended" outcomes, in an international replaced perpetually.
In the 1673, Father Marquette & Jolliet have been the 1st Europeans to list seeing the Piasa, and within the 1840's, Henry Lewis incorporated its photo in his ebook at the American frontier. through 1856, it'd be long gone ceaselessly, a sufferer of the fledgling usa of America's passionate pursuit of westward enlargement.
For the 1st time in six hundred years, outstanding facts has been exposed and is the reason how the long-forgotten, tragic occasions at the back of the construction of this enigmatic artifact and its eventual destruction are a vital part of the string of occasions that created the realm we all know today...
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CHASING DRAGONS by Laurie Bonner-Nickless,Mark Nickless