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March 2013

Admiral Zheng He and the Yongle Tongbao Coin

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Scientists have discovered a Ming Dynasty coin in Kenya that "proves China was trading with East Africa BEFORE Europeans arrived", according to a recent newspaper article.  The report, which was carried by newspapers around the world, claims that the coin provides evidence that the famous Chinese Admiral Zheng He reached East Africa years before the [...]

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