Kolumb Columbus
Kolumb, Manuel Rosa, Colombo

Manuel da Silva Rosa


MANUEL ROSA is a Portuguese-American historian and author who emigrated from the Azores to the Boston area in 1973 with his parents. He employed his early professional life as a graphic artist working on books and national magazines including The Atlantic Monthly and Boston Magazine. He is also a recipient of the 1976 Boston Globeís Art Merit Award.

Beginning in the mid 1990s he became a leading expert in the digital artwork field and was a consultant to Prentice Hall Publishing. In the year 2000, he began a new career in IT with Lockheed Martin Corporation, contracted with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences where his professionalism and high standards of quality earned him Lockheed Martinís Lightning Award, in 2002. He is currently employed by Duke University Medical Center.

For the last 21 years, Mr. Rosa has investigated and searched out the facts concerning the discovery of America utilizing a non-biased scientific approach that has taken him to Portugal, Spain, Dominican Republic, Poland and many places in-between in a relentless pursuit of the truth. The new information he garnered about Columbus resulted in the publishing of his first book in 2006.

His ability to speak and read in several languages (including Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French and English) has enabled him to search through original documents and maps and countless books and chronicles before reaching his conclusions. He is the first historian in 500 years to present new documents related to Columbus that had been overlooked in Portugal. He participated in the DNA studies of Columbusís bones and has been invited to present the findings of his investigations at numerous places, including Portuguese universities, the Portuguese Air Force Academy and at the prestigious Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa in 2007 and again in 2010.

On May 16 2012,  his lecture at the Portuguese Academy of History, packed with nearly 200 members of the Portuguese scientific community, who described his research as ďa serious look at the truth and worthy of praise.Ē

Mr. Rosa has appeared in various TV documentaries, on many European TV and Radio interviews as well as on BBC Radio and WNPR. His book as even been mentioned on Saturday Night Live.

Christopher Columbus, Kolumb, Cristobal Colon

© Copyright Manuel Rosa 1991-2012