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Niccolò de' Conti

(c. 1395—1469)

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Asia

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The largest continent in the world, occupying a third of its land surface. Asia stretches from the Arctic to the Equator and from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Asia includes the...

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exploration

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The investigation of undiscovered territories. The urge to travel is as old as humanity, with the first humans probably spreading out from Africa, and possibly Asia, across the globe. The...

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Ludovico di Varthema

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(c. 1470–c. 1517),

medieval Italian traveler in Arabia. What little we know about Ludovico di Varthema comes from his Itinerario, the Italian account of his travels around southern...

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