Explorers of Antiquity: From Alexander the Great to Marco Polo, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1622750276
  • ISBN-13: 9781622750276
  • DDC: 910.92
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 168 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Crossing geographic and cultural boundaries at a time when much of the world remained uncharted was a challenge faced by ancient explorers. Long before the Golden Age of Exploration, an assortment of travellers ventured into the unknown, uncovering untapped riches of land and resources in the process. Readers will become familiar with the lives and journeys of these early explorers, whose number included dauntless leaders—Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Genghis Khan—who sought to establish vast empires and enterprising merchants such as Marco Polo.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Phoenicians.
2: Lapita People.
3: The Celts.
4: Hatshepsut.
5: Necho II.
6: Scylax of Caryanda.
7: Herodotus.
8: Hanno.
9: Alexander the Great.
10: Nearchus.
11: Pytheas.
12: Zhang Qian.
13: Julius Caesar.
14: Faxian.
15: Saint Brendan.
16: Xuanzang.
17: Eldad the Danite.
18: Al-MasʻūDī.
19: Al-Hamdānī.
20: Erik the Red.
21: Leif Eriksson the Lucky.
22: Thorfinn Karlsefni.
23: Al-Sharīf al-Idrīsī.
24: Benjamin of Tudela.
25: Madog Ab Owain Gwynedd.
26: Genghis Khan.
27: Giovanni Da Pian Del Carpini.
28: Willem Van Ruysbroeck.
29: Giovanni da Montecorvino.
30: Marco Polo.
31: Odoric of Pordenone.
32: Ibn Baṭṭūṭah.