European Exploration and Voyaging Into the Unexplained

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American History

 

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December 3, 2015

 

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De Gama's ships rounded the Cape of Good Hope on November 22, 1497. In January, de Gama's small fleet pulled up into Muslim-controlled water off the coast of East Africa near Mozambique where he worked for a pilot from Malindi in exchange for him to guide them the rest of the way to Calcut, India. At other points along the coast of Mozambique, the Muslims were hostile towards de Gama seeing him as a threat to their trade with India and tried to seize his ships...
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At other points along the coast of Mozambique, the Muslims were hostile towards de Gama seeing him as a threat to their trade with India and tried to seize his ships. Finally, on May 20, 1498, Vasco de Gama arrived on India's western shore in Calicut, India (now known as Kozhikode). What had been attempted and dreamed by so many, like Columbus and Prince Henry, had finally been accomplished...
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