Columbus always gets the credit/blame for finding the Americas, even though another sailor gave them his name. And it’s strange that clear evidence of Viking habitation of the continent is largely ignored. Even stranger that reports of the recent discovery of Roman artefacts in the same region also ignore the subsequent Viking activity – as if nothing else happened until 1492!
We all deplore attempts to re-write history, but the persistent failure to recognise key events is even worse.
No doubt learned colleagues can offer an explanation…..