Archaeology. Found the exact place where Columbus set sail to America. Latest news!

Archaeology. Found the exact place where Columbus set sail to America. Latest news!
Ignacio Zara

Archaeology. Latest news! Two months ago, Spanish archaeologist Juan Manuel Campos began excavation works at La Fontanilla, in Palos de la Frontera, Huelva, Spain.

Archaeology. Found the exact place where Columbus set sail to America. Latest news!

Columbus painting

During a press conference, Campos explained that the historical sources said that this port of Palos de la Frontera was composed of four elements: The shipyard, which leaves no archaeological trace; a source, La Fontanilla; a pottery and one ‘alota’. They have already located the last two, allowing to determine the exact location of the port and thus, where Columbus came to America.

The discovery of the pottery has been very important. They found seven furnaces, “a unique resort in Spain at the time.” They produced ceramics, bricks, tiles, and lime.

But there has been “more satisfactory” to find the alota, a multifunctional place for transactions. “Palos de la Frontera was a prosperous and international port.”

Archaeology. Congratulations! This discovery is very important, because it is here, where one of the most epic events in world history took place: the discovery of America by Columbus.

Archaeology. Found the exact place where Columbus set sail to America. Latest news!

La Fontanilla. Photo attribution José Luis Filpo Cabana

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** Christopher Columbus was a Genoese navigator, and colonizer. Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Those voyages initiated the Spanish colonization of the New World: America.

First voyage: on the evening of 3 August 1492, Columbus departed from Palos de la Frontera with three ships: a larger carrack, the Santa María and two smaller caravels, the Pinta and theSanta Clara, nicknamed the Niña. The monarchs forced the Palos inhabitants to contribute to the expedition.

“For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage, and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day to day, as will hereafter appear.”
Christopher Columbus.

Video: Christopher Columbus First voyage.

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Ignacio Zara

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