The vast lands of our planet Earth remained unexplored for many millennia, until the 500 years ago when the advancements in the maritime technology-enabled human race to spread to all four corners of the World. Here you can read more about those ancient, medieval and modern waves of discoveries, and the explorers from that made them.
Welsh Australian geologist Sir Edgeworth David is today remembered as one of the most influential explorers of Antarctica, who in 1908 led the first mission to reach South Magnetic Pole. Learn more about him here.
History of the early years of the exploration of North American continent tells the fascinating tale of the first African slave that was brought to the New World. Here you can learn more about his life and exploits.
The continent of Africa represented for many centuries a great mystery to the rest of the World. Its vast lands remained uncharted all up to late years of 19th century, when many European countries became invested into colonization of this continent. Beginning of this sudden European invasion process was made possible by the discoveries of many 19th century explorers (most notably David Livingstone and Henry Morton Stanley), as well by the efforts of much older explorers from Ancient Greece and Rome.
The discovery of a New World by Christopher Columbus kick-started one the greatest age of exploration that Earth has ever seen. For over 3 centuries, explorers from around the world explored these vast continents, in search for undiscovered fertile lands, vast resources and better trade routes.
Known as one of the greatest English naval officers of the 16th century, Sir Francis Drake lived his life on the sea as the privateer and explorer. Fighting his entire life against Spanish, he managed to circumvent the world in 1580.
Explorer Nobu Shirase became very popular in his home country of Japan after he returned from the Antarctic expedition where he managed to explore several territories of this frozen continent.
Early years of 20th century are today remembered as one of the most exciting times for the explorers. In that short 25-year period, several important scientific journeys left their mark in the polar snows and history of the world. That time-period is today known as "Heroic Age of Polar Exploration".
In the last 50 years, space explorers brought us some of the greatest discoveries in human history. From the first human in space, to the first steps on the moon, brave space explorers continue to amaze us with their expeditions in the dark and inhospitable environment of Space.