A renowned historian draws from new documentary and academic research, metallurgy, ancient shipbuilding and navigation techniques, and DNA evidence to share his discoveries about the mysterious "lost" city of Atlantis.
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Did a daring Chinese admiral sailing the world's largest wooden armada reach America 71 years before Columbus? This program examines the mystery surrounding the sailing exploits of the legendary Admiral Zheng He and his 30-year command of a Ming fleet. Part one discusses his known voyages to Asia and Africa; part two discusses the controversial theory that he rounded the Cape of Good Hope, and sailed on to America.