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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.
Eudoxus of Cyzicus is 2nd century BC Greek sea navigator that was part of several exploratory missions in Indian Sea and coast of Africa. Read more about his exploits here.
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.