Saudi professor: ‘Arab tribes found America, not Columbus’

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news554sf54fs54sfA professor at a Saudi Arabian university has claimed the American continent was discovered by Arabs centuries before the accepted founder Christopher Columbus arrived in the 15th Century.

Suleaman Al-Deeb, professor of ancient languages at the Riyadh-based King Saud University and researcher at the King Faisal Center for Research and Studies, believes America was discovered by Thamudic Arab tribes, evidenced by engravings at a military base in Colorado.

In an online interview, Al-Deeb said he was among 15 people from various parts of the world to discuss the engravings that were found to be in Thamudic Arabic, similar to that found in the Arabian Peninsula, Arab News reported.

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