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1493 is a year in the 15th century. It is the fourth year in the decade of the 1490s.

Known Events[]

  • Christopher Columbus returns to Spain from the Bahamas.[1] He brings some ears of corn with him.[2]
  • Huayna Capac becomes emperor of the Incas.[3]

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?[]

In Episode 15, Jacqueline Hyde is talking to Carmen Sandiego about Christopher Columbus. Contrary to popular myth, he did not discover that the earth was round (most people had known about the earth's roundness for centuries). If anything, it was Columbus who was wrong; he thought he had landed in Asia, when in fact he had landed in the Bahamas. He also took the credit of "discovering" the New World from the man who first sighted land. Her clues lead the Time Pilots to 1493.

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