Lost Cities (Treasure Hunters)

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A little discussed effect of the epidemics was the damage to mission Indian tribes as they vainly struggled to understand the biological tragedy that was overwhelming them. And if the people were trapped on the island because now all the trees had died out and there were none left to build canoes to search for new islands, the conflicts described in oral tradtions could have occurred. On returning to Recherche Bay. d'Entrecastreaux, explored and named the Riviere du Nord, (River Derwent) February 28th.1793.

Zebulon Pike: Explorer and Soldier (Signature Lives:

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The fever of discovery was upon him, and, flying the Spanish flag for the first time in his life, Magellan, on board the Trinidad, led his little fleet away from the shores of Spain. Columbus wanted to lose no time, but to press on to find Cipangu and then the mainland. Cæsar had crossed the Rhine; he had heard of a great forest which took a man four months to cross, and in 16 A. Herodotus had said the Nile turned west and became the Niger, others said it turned east and somehow joined the Tigris and Euphrates.

The Spanish Exploration of the Southwest (Exploration and

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In the course of one voyage, Diaz had accomplished the great task which for the past seventy years Prince Henry had set before his people. You would fain root out, from their hidden recesses and dens, a race of men that herd with snakes and wild beasts, so that you may traverse as a conqueror more regions than the sun surveys. Today, his name is synonymous with discovery and exploration. He had also heard of a mythical fountain of youth.

The South Pole (Explorer Tales)

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News of the first voyage of Columbus had been received by the Cabots—John and his son Sebastian—with infinite admiration. The Harriman scholars of 1899 observed and catalogued what they saw: a gloriously beautiful land on the cusp of inevitable and sometime devastating change. Aided by Prince Henry the Navigator in 1416, the Portuguese developed celestial navigation using quadrants and astrolabes. The crew, tired and afraid of the raging seas, forced Dias to turn back. In a way, Alaska existed in the Russian imagination long before it had a place on the Russian map.

DK Discoveries: Tutankhamun: The Life and Death of A Pharaoh

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Instead of this, he found the island of Jamaica, with its low, hazy, blue coast of extreme beauty. The 'radical history' page of Zealand.org summarises alternative theories of discovery. History, Skills: The student will demonstrate skills for historical and geographical analysis and responsible citizenship, including the ability to b) make connections between the past and present; d) interpret ideas and events from different historical perspectives; f) analyze and interpret maps to explain relationships among landforms, water features, climatic characteristics, and historical events; g) distinguish between parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude; U.

Exploring Northeastern America (Exploring the Americas)

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In 1893 Peary made a second expedition, accompanied again by his wife and a party of scientific men. Brig Bathurst, under the command of Phillip Parker King, on a surveying voyage to the northern coast of Australia. The well apparently did not reach the objective Punjgur sandstone. We shall have plenty of meat!" "Armies of parrots screamed overhead as they flew across the river; legions of monkeys and howling baboons alarmed the solitudes; crocodiles haunted the sandy points; hippopotami grunted at our approach; elephants stood by the margin of the river; there was unceasing vibration from millions of insects throughout the livelong day.

The Great Expedition of Lewis and Clark: by Private Reubin

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Wilkins in 1929–30 operated in the Bellingshausen Sea. John's and then shifted to L'Anse aux Meadows, resulted in Vinland Revisited: The Norse World at the Turn of the First Millennium, edited by Shannon Lewis-Simpson (St. The longest occupation period was from 1628-1637 when it was destroyed by the Spanish. Portuguese mariners learned how to navigate the trade routes of the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the South China Sea—routes that were well known to local peoples but were new to Europeans.

Henry Hudson: In Search of the Northwest Passage (Great

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After failing to get financial support from the Portuguese King John, Columbus finally negotiated the "Contract of Santa Fe" with Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, who were on a roll after evicting the Moors (and Jews) from their last Spanish stronghold in Grenada earlier in 1492*. Columbus described these new lands as belonging to a previously unknown new continent, but he pictured them hanging from China. Cabeza de Vaca, wrote that the shed their skin, twice a year, like serpents.

The Salt (The Story of Food)

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He… Read More By Meg Dunn On August 19, 2016 There are two upcoming September events that revolve around our homesteading pioneer predecessors. A Portuguese chronicler and archivist, Azurara compiled accounts of the earliest Portuguese voyages along the coast of West Africa in the 1400s (where he lived himself for a year). At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable.

Ancient Treasures (Treasure Hunters)

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A map of 1550 goes further, and calls the sea that washes the shores of Newfoundland and Labrador the "Sea of France," while to the south it is avowedly the "Sea of Spain." He remained convinced that he had discovered a new westward route to the Indies. The Darling and Murray Rivers were explored by Captain Stuart in 1844-45, and he succeeded in reaching a point within a short distance of the interior of the Continent. One type of huge junk measured at least 140 metres from bow to stern and more than 30 metres across the beam.