Christopher Columbus, Beyond His Own Thoughts — Vivid History as We Saw it

From the Dominican Lighthouse, “El faro,” to his final resting place at the Seville Cathedral in Spain, we wanted to find our man; our historical person with no limitations. So much was said and so much he claimed in his own defense and he was no easy task. We delved our mind into books and infinite biographies. We had an advantage on our side though: we spoke Columbus language, therefore we knew our Latin and Castilian. May 20, 1506 Is Christopher Columbus final hours on earth, here in Valladolid Spain. High fever and uneasiness couldn’t stop him from worrying about his two sons until the last minute of his frail and vulnerable life. Why did he look so worried? Franciscan priests were giving him his last rites according to the Catholic ecumenical tradition. We were able to see a weary and tired old man that wanted to repent himself for sins that he must’ve kept to the last minutes of his rentless breathing. We heard words in Latin and Castilian. “pater, filius sancty, amen!”… “Os doy la bendicion hijo mio…” More…Christopher Columbus, Beyond His Own Thoughts — Vivid History as We Saw it

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