Evidence of Chinese presence in Cuba dates back to 1862

April 26th, 2009 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Chinese ideograms found in the Cuban city of Cienfuegos have been discovered to date back about 20 years earlier than the existing earliest evidence of Chinese presence in the country, it has been reported.

The ideograms, which have been dated to 1862, were found during the reconstruction of the Cathedral in the city said experts from the Office of Conservator from Cienfuegos, 256 km east of Havana, reports China Daily.

The first recorded evidence of Chinese people in Cuba was of 1880, as per the documents of the Department of Historic and Applied Investigations to the Architecture.

According to the experts, those ideograms could be parts of a diary or poem, or security and protection wishes, and they will be preserved due to their historical value.

There are three major Chinese migration flows to Cuba in history, the first from 1847 to 1874, the second from around 1865 to 1885 and the third from 1919 to 1925. (ANI)

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