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Age of Exploration

While Portugal began the Age of Exploration, England, France and Spain dominated the New World.
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This timeline details the major journeys of exploration that occurred between the years 1492 and 1600.

Christopher Columbus
Learn more about this famous explorer, his four voyages, his death, and his legacy.

De Soto's Trails: Native American Conquest
Interesting, well illustrated description of Hernando De Soto's trip through parts of the North American continent. The author, Donald E. Sheppard, visited each site described to verify his sources.

Early Navigation Methods
How did the early explorers navigate the long journey across the Atlantic? The stars and different navigational instruments are discussed.

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