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Yongle_An African giraffe, originally from Malindi, being presented to the Yongle Emperor by the Bengali ruler in 1414, and taken to be an auspicious qilin

Yongle_An African giraffe, originally from Malindi, being presented to the Yongle Emperor by the Bengali ruler in 1414, and taken to be an auspicious qilin

So legit <<< I don't just ship them, I Argo II them, I Black Pearl them, I Enterprise them, heck I even Millennium Falcon them!! #PERCABETH

So legit <<< I don't just ship them, I Argo II them, I Black Pearl them, I Enterprise them, heck I even Millennium Falcon them!! #PERCABETH

Shanxi Province  CHINESE PYRAMIDS!  There is a pyramid “Complex” near Taiyuan Space Center in Shanxi Province- there are nearly 70 pyramids, with pyramids laid out in a eerily similar pattern to the pyramids at Giza. No one knows when or why, they were built.

Shanxi Province CHINESE PYRAMIDS! There is a pyramid “Complex” near Taiyuan Space Center in Shanxi Province- there are nearly 70 pyramids, with pyramids laid out in a eerily similar pattern to the pyramids at Giza. No one knows when or why, they were built.

Oldest map of the world (1418 AD), Ming Dynasty. The map pictured above is said to be a copy of an original 1418 Ming Dynasty map, which potentially proves that in the 15th century, the Chinese were already exploring the shores of modern-day North America. This version was copied in 1763 by artist Mo Yi-tong and was sold for $500.

Oldest map of the world (1418 AD), Ming Dynasty. The map pictured above is said to be a copy of an original 1418 Ming Dynasty map, which potentially proves that in the 15th century, the Chinese were already exploring the shores of modern-day North America. This version was copied in 1763 by artist Mo Yi-tong and was sold for $500.

"Tribute giraffe. This Chinese painting from 1414 depicts a giraffe brought as tribute from Bengala (modern-day Somalia). It is described in J.J.L. Duyvendak, 'The True Dates of the Chinese Maritime Expeditions in the Early Fifteenth Century.'"

"Tribute giraffe. This Chinese painting from 1414 depicts a giraffe brought as tribute from Bengala (modern-day Somalia). It is described in J.J.L. Duyvendak, 'The True Dates of the Chinese Maritime Expeditions in the Early Fifteenth Century.'"

Pyramid #15 Pyramids of China - Area Two Hsein-Yang Region Yan Ling Mausoleum - Wei Ling Mausoleum

Pyramid #15 Pyramids of China - Area Two Hsein-Yang Region Yan Ling Mausoleum - Wei Ling Mausoleum

Mongol painting by Marc Marshall

Mongol painting by Marc Marshall

"China's Skewed View of South China Sea History", Asia Sentinel (April 2012)

"China's Skewed View of South China Sea History", Asia Sentinel (April 2012)

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