It is generally believed that African blacks were gradually transported to the American continent by white slave traders who sailed to America after the opening of a new route in the 15th century.
However, some sites belonging to the ancient Olmec people 3000 years ago found in central and South America in recent years have questioned this traditional understanding.
At the bottom of a deep valley, there is a Spanish colonial city in Central America, named Santiago tustra.
The whole town is full of colorful colors – fancy shops, bright red roofs, green coconut trees, banana trees, bright yellow straw hats and children in colorful clothes.
Several shops and cafes play noisy music to the whole city through loudspeakers.
The air in zuocarlo square in the center of the city is very humid and muggy.
Groups of tropical birds flutter with bright wings and their eyes don’t open.
In the middle of the square.
In the center of the park lies a small park with sparse branches and leaves.
There stands like a spell a huge gray pebble about 3 meters high, on which is carved the head of a man wearing an iron helmet.
He had plump lips and broad nostrils, his eyes closed peacefully, and his chin pressed against the ground.
The head image exudes a gloomy and heavy breath.
This appearance obviously has the characteristics of African blacks.
In velalux, Mexico, people have also found a stone carved head with thick lips and round forehead, which is obviously different from the appearance of American Indians, but shows the characteristics of African Negro.
In addition, outside the raventa Museum in the ancient city, there is also a half lying stone statue with obvious African black features.
These are Olmec relics.
Olmec civilization was born in about 1300 BC and is the pioneer of Maya civilization.
The ruins of Olmec civilization show that the social life of Olmec people has not progressed to the extent that they can use animal carts.
Then, how did such a huge and heavy stone statue be made? Who are these stone statues modeled on? Seltima, a world-famous linguist and anthropologist who crossed the Atlantic to find the answer, and some other experts and scholars believe that these stone heads are exquisite art treasures left by ancient African blacks in the region.
In order to prove this, Norwegian traveler tour hayerdal and French Christian Marty successively conducted experiments across the Atlantic Ocean.
Tour hayerdal made a papyrus boat by imitating the ship used by African blacks 3000 years ago.
He took the boat from Morocco and began a legendary voyage with the goal of crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
In 1969, he broke through the rough waves on the Atlantic Ocean, overcame thousands of difficulties and dangers, and finally landed on Barbados Island in the Caribbean Sea.
The experiment succeeded! He used his own experience to prove that African blacks could drift from Africa to Latin America along the Atlantic current with their own ships 3000 years ago.
12 years later, Christian Marty of France set out from Dakar, the capital of Senegal, on a sailed water skateboard with an area of only 2 square meters.
After more than a month of sea turbulence, he landed on the beach near kuru City, French Guiana, South America, in January 1982 and successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean.
Seltima himself scientifically inferred from a historical perspective that the first Africans to reach the American continent were Nubians (today’s Sudanese) in the 8th century BC, about 2800 years from now.
At that time, Nubia had entered the slave society, conquered Egypt by force and established a new dynasty.
Long before that, they had frequent exchanges with Egypt and contacts with Phoenicians, a famous navigator in history.
At that time, Phoenician merchant ships could sail far into the Atlantic Ocean.
Nubians often sailed with Phoenician merchant ships after conquering Egypt.
Therefore, they skillfully mastered the navigation technology and accumulated rich navigation experience.
They became the first African cultural messengers to enter the American continent and began a new life.
Those giant helmets were carved by these Nubians, and even the round helmets on the stone statues were the same as those of Nubian soldiers at that time.
Isn’t this evidence of the Nubian carving of these stone statues? Seltima also believes that some historical records describe that when Columbus first landed on espaniola island in the Caribbean Sea in 1492, the black people mentioned by people and the black people witnessed by Spanish navigator Nunes balpur on the island are the black descendants of Mali in West Africa who settled there in the early 14th century.
Moreover, in fact, among the Indians in Mexico, people can still find the similarities in language and vocabulary between them and the blacks on the West African coast.
A tradition seems to be able to provide corresponding testimony to the above view: it is said that the Malian Empire gradually became strong in the 13th century and became a powerful country with highly developed economy, culture and transportation through military expansion.
After Abu Bakri II ascended the imperial throne, he changed his predecessor’s policy of armed aggression and military expansion and focused on showing off his national strength by sailing.
He mobilized the strength of the whole country and formed a huge fleet of ships in an attempt to conquer the Western sea.
In 1301, he sent his first fleet to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.
Before leaving, he made a rule to the fleet that no vessel is allowed to turn around if the purpose is not achieved and the fleet’s food and pay are urgent.
Soon after the fleet set sail, only the captain of one ship returned, and the rest sailed to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.
The following year, Abu Bakri II personally led the black fleet to set sail to the other side of the ocean again because he could not get the news of the fleet.
After he left, the Malian Empire never heard from the king again.
Seltima inferred that the two fleets arrived in Latin America successively, and these Malians were the blacks in the new continent reported to the Spanish royal family by Columbus and Nunes.
In addition, after testing, the spearheads used by blacks brought back by Columbus from espaniola island are consistent with those used by the local people when King abubakari II of Mali set out from the coast of Guinea in West Africa, which also proves seltima’s view from one side.
However, some American experts and scholars disagree with seltima.
Professor Michael koye of Yale University, a famous scholar studying Olmec culture in Mexico, believes that a group of huge stone man heads found in the primitive jungle along the Atlantic coast in eastern Mexico are not the same.