Cities and Towns (Colonial Life)

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Seated on a throne of ivory raised on a lofty wooden platform, he could be seen from all sides, his "black and glittering skin" shining out above a piece of damask given to him to wear by the Portuguese explorer. It was not till the third week of his flight that his reward came. "I was told I should see the Niger early next day," he wrote on 20th July 1796. "We were riding through some marshy ground, when some one called out 'See the water!' and, looking forwards, I saw with infinite pleasure the great object of my mission—the long-sought-for majestic Niger glittering to the morning sun, as broad as the Thames at Westminster, and flowing slowly to the eastward.

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Juan Ponce de Leon (Great Hispanic Heritage)

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To continue our educational mission, programs, and exhibits, we rely on: The rest of the journey was through utterly unknown land. The Native American population is understood to have, for the most part, been subjected to European rule during the era of conquest. Thirty-five years ago a jade Buddha was unearthed near Cooktown in far north-Queensland, deep below ancient soil deposits. Synge One would have thought that the revelation of this immense sheet of water on the far side of America would have drawn other explorers to follow, but news was slowly assimilated in those days, and it was not till fifty-three years later that the Pacific was crossed a second time by Sir Francis Drake.

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Stories of the Gorilla Country, Illustrated Edition

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The client called our machine the “Dream Crusher”! He coasted for three hundred leagues and landed; he saw no human beings, but he has brought hither to the King certain snares which had been set to catch game and a needle for making nets. Astronaut Shannon Lucid was left on Mir, becoming the first female Astronaut to crew a Space Station. It was a land of walrus, seal, and Polar bear; but, as usual, ice shut off all further attempts to penetrate the mysteries of the Pole, thick fog hung around the little ship, and with a fair wind Hudson turned southward. "It pleased God to give us a gale and away we steered," says the old ship log.

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Vikings (Interfact)

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However, Commander Perez managed to keep the small, sturdy frigate on a steady course until they sighted land and reached three islands at Latitude 52°, near what is now referred to as the Alaskan panhandle. The project is successfully completed in April 1994. That time, the Ionian islands were donated to Greece by Britain as a gift to the new king and then Thessaly was attached to the Greek state by the Turks.

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A Weird and Wild Beauty: The Story of Yellowstone, the

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Columbus was supported in these extended negotiations by two Franciscan Friars from the beautiful little convent of R�bida near Huelva in SW Spain. Vasco da Gama set sail southward along the West African coast for the spice trade. May – Construction begins on the first East Texas mission, San Francisco de los Tejas, near present-day Weches, Houston County. They reached the camp on the Murrumbidgee just seventy-seven days after leaving it; but to their dismay it was deserted.

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Exploring Polar Regions (The Story of Exploration)

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But even while Drake was sailing round the world, and Frobisher's search for a north-west passage had been diverted into a quest for gold, men's minds were still bent on the achievement of reaching Cathay by some northern route. He wrote A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies and De thesauris in Peru. Some could not restrain their tears; others shut themselves up in their tents and bemoaned their fate. "All over the camp men were making their wills," until Cæsar spoke, and the panic ceased.

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To the Heart of Africa (Great Expeditions)

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Froissart's idea was the forerunner of the modern bazooka. Every year the government buyer showed up to buy all the horses Mr. But Bruce was nearing his goal, and at last he stood at the top of the great Abyssinian tableland. "Immediately below us appeared the Nile itself, strangely diminished in size, now only a brook that had scarcely water to turn a mill." Traditional institutions Vs Central Government: Bategeka, Kizza and Ssewanyana sighted that there was a potential conflict brewing between government and the traditional institution of Bunyoro Kitara kingdom. "Bunyoro kingdom on behalf of its people is demanding a significant share of the oil resources to work on a number of issues that have been present in the kingdom territory since the time of the British colonial master's civil war with the king at the time Omukama Kabalenga.

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Endurance Expedition (Essential Events (ABDO))

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For the full citation, see the end of the text.] The discovery and exploration of Canada has been an involved process, in which sailors, fur-traders, scientists, and adventurers of many different nationalities have played a part, and in which the attack has been from several different angles. Marsh’s guides during his fossil expeditions to the American West; a drool collector from Ivan Pavlov; the first microscope purchased by Yale in 1735, and a full-size Velociraptor model from the Jurassic Park film series!

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Jacques Cartier: Navigator Who Claimed Canada for France

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The guesses of the ancients stimulated the exertions of the moderns. In 1922, the USS Stewart was equipped with a Hayes echo sounder, designed by Dr. In the course of a decade almost 40 expeditions were sent out to search for Franklin. The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Constantly hugging the shore of America, he expected to find the island of Cipango (Japan) in the equinoctial region, where he should find all the spices of the world and any amount of precious stones.

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To the Ocean Deep (Great Expeditions)

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When Iceland turned to new maritime commercial opportunities such as the cod fish trade with Europe during the late Middle Ages, the need to maintain a connection with Greenland faded, and so did the colony there. There is a toddler area for the little ones, children 36” and under are allowed in the toddler area. Where did Cabot and his crew make landfall in the Matthew? When the United Nations took action to defend South Korea from invasion by North Korea, Canada contributed units from all three branches of its armed forces.

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