Henryk Skwarczynski wrote in his introduction to Manuel Rosa's book "KOLUMB. Historia Nieznana" (COLUMBUS. Unknown History) published in Poland May 2012, that in Central Park, New York, there are monuments to King Jogaila and to his grandson Christopher Columbus but the world is unaware of these family ties. Can this be true?
These questions and their answers lead directly to Duke University in North Carolina where after more than twenty years of investigations author Manuel Rosa has come up with the most stunning findings about Columbus. http://www.1492.us.com/
Manuel Rosa is the first historian to present new documents that for 500 years had been overlooked by historians all over the world! For two decades he has investigated the contradicting facts pertaining to the man credited with the discovery of America. The results of his research are flabbergasting!
The turning point for publicizing his findings was an article published on November 28, 2010 in the British "Daily Telegraph" (the same which reported the discovery of Troy by Heinrich Schliemann!) where its correspondent Fiona Govan reported from Madrid about Manuel Rosa's book "Colon: La Historia Nunca Contada," (Columbus: The Untold Story,) published in Spain in 2010.
The news quickly spread all over the globe. "Mamma Mia!" exclaimed New York Daily News Staff Writers Corky Siemaszko and Christine Boyle, "New research suggests the man credited with discovering America was actually the son of exiled Polish King (from the Lithuanian Jagiellonian dynasty) Vladislau III - and not the son of a humble craftsman from Genoa... the Genoese wool-weaver turned out to be a fable". Soon after that information was repeated by Moscow TV, WNPR, BBC Radio and many other media including the cover of Newsweek, Poland.
Manuel Rosa claims to have proved that a last will dated 1498 in which Columbus wrote "being I born in Genoa" (quoted by many authors as a proof of Columbus origin) was forged 80 years after Columbus died by Italians with the name Columbo who wanted to lay claim to his vast inheritance.
Mr. Rosa participated in the DNA studies of Columbus's bones at the University of Granada and has presented the findings of his investigations at numerous Portuguese, US and Spanish universities, at the Portuguese Air Force Academy and at the prestigious Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa.
The author of these sensational findings lectured at the Portuguese Academy of History, on May 16, 2012. The Portuguese Academy of History was full to capacity with Professors, Academics and members of the scientific community who went on to describe the history--changing research presented as "a serious look at the truth, well-substantiated and worthy of praise".
After Mr. Rosa's presentation, the President of the Portuguese Academy of History, Professor Maria Manuela Mendonça, declared in an interview on May 19 to the Diario do Alentejo newspaper http://da.ambaal.pt/
Historian Manuel Rosa’s Lecture: "The Secret Identity of Columbus: Peasant to Viceroy in 33 days" http://www.balzekasmuseum.org/
Rosa will be accompanied by Eric Steele, co-author of The Columbus Mystery Revealed
When: Saturday, September 7, 2012, 7 pm
Location: Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
6500 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago IL 60629