A New World
Columbus sailed on to Cuba and Hispaniola . He explored a world new to Europeans. People later called it the New World.
In May 2014, Christopher Columbus made headlines as news broke that a team of archaeologists may have found the Santa Maria off the north coast of Haiti. Barry Clifford, the leader of this expedition, told the Independent newspaper that "all geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests this wreck is Columbus' famous flagship the Santa Maria." After a thorough investigation by the . agency UNESCO, it was determined the wreck dates from a later period and was located too far from shore to be the Santa Maria.
In 1492, a Spanish-based transatlantic maritime expedition led by Christopher Columbus encountered the Americas, a continent which was largely unknown in ...