Beyond Europe (History of the World (Zak Books))

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Scene with a centaur and a maenad from Villa di Cicerone © The nine books of Antichità d'Ercolano Esposte by the Accademia Ercolanese (from 1757 onwards), as well as the works of Winckelmann, Francois Mazois and William Gell, informed the whole of Europe about what was being revealed as the ancient Roman towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii were slowly being uncovered. ... a new, Neo-classical, attitude emerged, influencing philosophers, men of letters and artists.

My World of Discovery

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It was a mythical island that appeared on many sea charts from the fourteenth to nineteenth centuries. To understand Spain's motivations for exploration and expansion one needs to understand the context, partly motivated by a very religious devout Queen but also by the increased pressure and attrition with other nations. The claim turned to be false and was refuted by both the country’s Prime Minister and the Belize Ministry of Natural Resources. A vision of the great Roman—determined, resolute—rises before us as, standing on the deck of the galley, he looks out on to the dark waters of the unknown sea bound for the coast of England.

Hernan Cortes: The Life of a Spanish Conquistador (Graphic

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Space Shuttle mission STS-122 in 2008 Space colonization, also called space settlement and space humanization, would be the permanent autonomous (self-sufficient) human habitation of locations outside Earth, especially of natural satellites or planets such as the Moon or Mars, using significant amounts of in-situ resource utilization. The six men must dig a cave out of a snow bank where they live for six months on penguin and seal meat. 1912: In December, Douglas Mawson must begin his lone trek across George V Land back to his base at Commonwealth Bay.

Francisco Coronado (Rourke Discovery Library)

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In Portugal a man had arisen who was to awaken the slumbering world of travel and direct it to the high seas. The data was acquired in late 1982 to 1983 and covered the area from the Eastern border of Ghana to Cape Three Points. The balls next to the correct answers will turn green so you can see the right answers. An award-winning author, Widmer is widely published on topics in American history and politics. For dinner I fried a highly successful steak, for supper I made blood-pancakes fried in blubber with sugar, unsurpassed in flavour.

Exploration Into North America

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Then the disappointing fact was realized: the head of a great gulf had been reached, and, beyond, the coast seemed to stretch endlessly southward. Lawrence River Valley and expansion into the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Valley, the founding of New Netherlands in the Hudson Valley, and religious and economic relationships these Europeans had with the Native American Indians of North America. When they had, in the depth of winter, to cross deep and rapid rivers, pass among mountains six thousand feet high, pierce dangerous thickets, and find food in a country forsaken even by birds, we can realize their hardships. "After a frightful journey by Cradle Mountain, and over the lofty plateau of Middlesex Plains, the travelers experienced unwonted misery, and the circumstances called forth the best qualities of the noble little band.

Ferdinand Magellan: Circumnavigating the Globe (Incredible

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Forgotten Fort Collins has a whole new look today. Before the 1400s such voyages were nearly impossible. March 22, 1995 - Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returns to Earth after a 438-day mission aboard Russian space station Mir, setting a new space endurance record. Now, finally, after so long, Earth is answering the cosmic invitation, and an ambassador from our planet is about to take up permanent residence there. Others conclude that they were Indian; see Robert McGhee "Contact Between Native North Americans and the Medieval Norse: A Review of the Evidence," American Antiquity XLIX: 1 (January 1984): 4-26, McGhee�s more recent article, "The Skraelings of Vinland," in Viking Voyages to North America, ed.

Hillary and Norgay's Mount Everest Adventure (Great Journeys

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They have several sorts of fruits, apples, lemons, quinces, figs, grapes, cucumbers, walnuts, almonds, plums, apricots, and cocoanuts." How do fireflies and glowworms create light that generates no heat? Columbus was created Admiral of the Ocean in all the islands and continents he might discover; two little ships were made ready, and it seemed as though the dream of his life might be fulfilled. At the start of the 17th century, the English had not established a permanent settlement in the Americas.

Rocket Technology (Kid's Library of Space Exploration)

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This seems indeed to be the case by the time they have reached the Great Fish river. Earth and the moon are seen in 2007 from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The problem is partly of China's own making. At the top is shown the river Amazon, discovered by Orellana in 1541. In 1562 Jean Ribault headed an expedition that explored the St. The Treaty of Tordesillas reveals that both Portugal and Spain led the charge in exploring the New World.

Northwest Passage

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But modern oceanography really took off less than 60 years ago, during World War II, when the U. Sailing for fifty-four days up the Magdelena he reached Bogota and in September he began his journey southward through a vast country that had been practically unknown. The big breakthrough came in 1487, when Bartholomew Dias was blown by a storm around the southern tip of Africa (which he called the Cape of Storms, but the Portuguese king renamed the Cape of Good Hope).

Grade 2 History: Wayback Machine For Kids: This Day In

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Every where he landed, he had to fight battles with the Indians. El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro is recognized throughout the United States of America and Los Estados Unidos de Mexico as a timeless route of trade and cultural exchange and interaction among Spaniards and other Europeans, American Indians, Mexicans, and Americans, which shaped individual lives and communities and affected settlement and development in the greater Southwest.