Roman sword and other roman artifacts found in Oak Island Nova Scotia Canada
The discovery of a Roman sword and other artifacts found in Oak Island Nova Scotia, Canada has turned archaeology and history on its head and made headlines around the globe, forcing experts to question the history of the Americas. An eyebrow-raising new report suggests that mariners arrived to the New World more than a thousand years before Columbus.
A team of scientists claim to have found evidence they believe could “rewrite the history” of America.
They say it was first discovered by the Romans.
The new study claims ancient mariners visited the New World more than a 1,000 years before Columbus set foot there.
Researchers from the Ancient Artifact Preservation Society (AAPS) say a Roman sword was discovered in a shipwreck off Oak Island on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada.
The research reveals that a Roman legionnaire’s whistle, Gold Carthage coins, part of a Roman shield and a Roman head sculpture have also been found on the island.
Lead historian Jovan Hutton Pulitzer insists the haul is firm evidence the Romans landed there first and is the “single most important discovery” ever for the Americas.
“The ceremonial sword came out of that shipwreck. It is 100 per cent confirmed as Roman.
“I began my forensic work into it using an XRF analyser – which is a leading archaeological tool for analysing metals.
“And we found all these other metals that tell you this was made from ore that came directly from the ground.
“It has the same arsenic and lead signature in it. We’ve been able to test this sword against another one like it and it matches.
“Some years ago, a man and his son were scalloping off Oak Island, which sees them hang a rake-like object off the back of their boat.
“They put it under the surface and when they brought this up, the sword came up with it.
“The father kept it for decades, and when he died it went to his wife, then his daughter.
“Then when she died many years later it went to her husband. It was he who approached me and said ‘I think you should know about this and where it was found’.
“The shipwreck is still there and has not been worked,” he said.