Sunday, August 12, 2007
Places Visited by the Maritime Explorer
The Portuguese became the first known Europeans to visit the port of Mombasa but were met with hostility and soon departed.
The Portuguese contracted the services of an Arab navigator and cartographer, whose knowledge of the monsoon winds allowed him to bring the expedition the rest of the way to Calicut.
Vasco Da Gama kept his goods but left a few Portuguese with orders to start a trading post.
The result of the trip was the colonization of Mozambique by the Portuguese crown.
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