New World Discoveries

This site features discoveries about early voyages to the New World, by explorers Marco Polo, Chinese Admiral Zheng He, Prince Henry Sinclair, and before. Explorations and maps were valuable enterprises, kept secret from competitors; both maps and records were changed to hide the truth. However evidence has been found to demonstrate that early travels were far more extensive than commonly believed…


A 2016 article by Gunnar Thompson appears in the The Portolan Journal, the scholarly magazine published by the Washington Map Society, available in many libraries.

The full article is available here in PDF format.

This may have been Dr. Thompson’s final article. A version of this  information is provided here in this post by Dr. Thompson.

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Newport Rhode Island Tower has medieval foundations

Gunnar Thompson’s research for the New World Discovery Institute is respected by Thor Heyerdahl, Betty Meggers of the Smithsonian Institution, and Philip Phillips of Harvard—among many others.

Gerhard Mercator identified “Norombega” as the Capital City of a New World colony.  placed this thriving city of trappers and traders along the Eastern coast of North America in the vicinity of modern-day Newport, Rhode Island, where the remnants of a mysterious tower have mystified historians.Norombega map

Read more about the origins of the Rhode Island tower now in Dr. Thompson’s book “Prince Henry Sinclair Victorious!”.

This website includes information about multi-ethnic voyages by all the world’s major maritime nations in ancient times. This has been the focus of efforts of the Multicultural Discovery Project and the New World Discovery Institute for the past decade.