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The cradle of modern civilization was the home of countless numbers of famous explorers. From the ancient empires of Greece and Egypt to the largest organized Age of Discovery in 15th-16th century, their drive to discover new uncharted lands brought the great advancement to the entire human race.
This Italian explorer will forever be remembered as the man who first proved New World is not part continents are not part of the Asia but separate new continent. During his journeys, he visited central and south America and was one of the first scientists to map the stars
of the southern hemisphere.
Christopher Columbus is without doubt one of the most famous explorers of all time. His discovery of the American continent marked the beginning of the new era of humanity and expansion of European civilization to all four corners of the Earth.
Immediately after Christopher Columbus discovered West Indies, all seafaring European governments quickly formed their exploratory fleets and sent their greatest sailors to the west. The first one who followed Columbus was Italian John Cabot, who while sailing under English flag became second European who set his foot on North America.