An archaeological team have been excavating sites in the Kenyan village of Mambrui, looking for evidence of the Muslim Sultanate of Malinde. Until now, history books said that Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was the first outsider to reach the area.

But those archaeologists found an astonishing Chinese coin on the site, dating from the 1420s, decades before the first European ships reached the area.

The coin is believed to be evidence that the renowned Chinese Fleet of Zheng He reached this part of Africa, and not just Indonesia and Pacific islands as historians previously thought.

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