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The passage of Cabo das Tormentas by the Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias.

Observatory of the Portuguese Language1488

Observatory of the Portuguese Language

Observatory of the Portuguese Language
Lisboa, Portugal

The Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias, when folding the Cabo das Tormentas, in 1488, which then became known as Cabo da Boa Esperança, opened the way to Europe to the East. 55 years earlier, the ships of Chinese admiral Zheng He, in 1433, were in lands of present-day Tanzania. The Portuguese moved from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. What if the Chinese had moved from the Indian to the Atlantic? Since then, with the passage from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean and the discovery of America, the planetary image of the Earth has changed.

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  • Title: The passage of Cabo das Tormentas by the Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias.
  • Creator: Observatory of the Portuguese Language
  • Date Created: 1488
  • Location: Internet
  • Type: Image
  • Rights: Observatório da Língua Portuguesa

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