The New World before Christopher Columbus. A little walk for history

The stage of the Encounter

If the reader closes his eyes -please try-, perhaps he could imagine a historical scene.
Gerard Depardieu as Christopher Columbus. Photo: 1492: The Conquest of Paradise
West Indies. Photo: Northern Illinois University.
Novae Insulae XXVI, Nova Tabula, Novus Orbis, 1545. Sebastian Münster (1488–1552). Photo:
José de Acosta (1539–1600 ). Pdoto: WikiMediaCommons.

It is true that the first Indians arrived in one of three ways in the land of Piru”.

The origin of the first Native Americans remains one of the holy grails of Archaeology,

Photo: SPCNI
Photo: Page Museun/Travis S.
Guaraúnos or Waraos Indians of the Orinoco River (Venezuela). Engraving by H. Tiriat, 1894. Image courtesy of

Whoever does not contribute to the tribe growth is not worthing for the appreciation of the community.

A detail from “The great mural the city of Tenochtitlan” (1945–1952), by Diego Rivera. Mexico City, National Palace

But the Indians were equal to the invading foreigners (the Others) in terms of mutual ignorance. Both ignored the Other. Ignorance has no borders.

Image modified from original: WPClipart.



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Agustín Muñoz-Sanz

Medical Doctor (Infectious Diseases specialist/Professor of Medicine) and writer (narrative, theater).