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Explore into the past

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Transcript of Explore into the past

Prince Henry the Navigator
Prince Henry the Navigator was responsible for many advancements in Portugal's exploration efforts. He taught better methods of sailing and financed research by mapmakers and shipbuilders.
Vasco Da Gama
Vasco da Gama was the first person to reach India by sea, linking Europe and Asia for the first time by ocean route. On 8 July 1497, Vasco da Gama led a fleet of four ships with a crew of 170 men from Lisbon. The distance traveled in the journey around Africa to India and back was greater than around the equator.
Asia
The main thing Explorers wanted to do was to find different places to trade at. After hearing about amazing stuff to find in Asia, they sailed around Africa and ended up going to India instead. However they still got Asia's Riches and Religion.
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Leif Erikson
In the year 1000, He sailed from West Norway to Greenland (Denmark) When strong winds blew him off course and sailed him to the North-American Coast. Leif Erikson was the first person ever to reach N. America.
Explore into the past
A Statue of Leif Erikson near the Minnesota State Capital in St. Paul
Explorers
Places To Go
Technology Advances
The Caravel
This special ship became the "Work-Horse" to many European explorers. Despite being small, these ships were Sturdy and sailed across huge oceans and small rivers. These Ships a (Technically) Still used today but with different types of metals .
Astrolabe
This Device was used to assist Navigators by finding their position they are at by adjusting the small pieces to fit the stars
North America ( and Canada)
Leif Erikson and his crew landed up here (Labrador peninsula in the Red, now present-day Canada) and claimed that they saw forests, meadows, and rivers that contained "Larger salmon than they have ever seen"
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