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Endless expansion of human civilization brought the need of exploration of unknown lands, and that drive brought us some of the greatest discoveries of humankind. Here you can find out more about the areas of Earth that received the greatest amount of attention from many explorers around the world.
Exploration of Asia, the largest continent in the world, covered more than last 2 millennia of our modern history. From early explorers who craved to establish reliable trade between Europe, India and China, to the sea exploration that started with the famous journey of Vasco de Gama to India, Asia represented one of the biggest challenges modern explorers ever met.
During the end of 15th century, European sea explorers became fascinated with trying to find the way to reach the wealthy trading cities of India. That quest led them into one of the most interesting times in the human history - Age of Discovery.
History of the world is filled with great explorers and the tales of their journeys across the entire world. Much earlier from the famous Age of Discovery, these explorers defied the odds and secured their names into annals of history.