Picture Of Bartolomeu Dias Caravel

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Bartolomeu Dias

This Portuguese explorer is today known for his exploration of the coast of Eastern and Southern Africa. Dias was first European to sail to the southern tip of Africa, paving the way for future journeys of his compatriot Vasco da Gama.

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