Unformatted text preview: Found something of incredible significance In east africa they found an animal that resembled one in chinese mythology. legend was it would appear when heaven was happy. (a giraffe) Chinese decided they didn't want to do it anymore after they found the giraffe Voluntarily gave up naval supremecy and burned things or abandoned them Europe Portugal wanted to see if their was a way to sail around africa to get to the east 1487, Bartholomew Dias becomes the first European to sail around the tip of Africa. 1497- Vasca da Gama becomes the first European to sail around Africa, to India and back Other Europen countries wanted to get in on this action Ferdinand and Isabella (king and queen of spain) Columbus comes August 3, 1492 columbus sets sail October 12, 1492 columbus waids ashore on the island of san salvador total of four voyages south america, central america, cuba, san salvador dramtic turning point, columbus...
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- Fall '08
- Civil War, San Salvador, Kow tow Cheng, Salvador Da Gama