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This can be a entire historical past of Antarctica from the earliest human touch via to the current. It covers the early explorers (Polynesians), the vegetation and the fauna, geological good points, and the fantastic marine variety. the writer discusses the actual and emotional impression of Antarctica on explorers, scientists, staff and viewers.

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R R H Nicaea N R. Tarraco A Tarraco Corsica E Neapolis Sardinia I B Baetis R. RIC IS. LEA A B IA Roma Cumae R Saguntum Hadria Mare Adriaticum E s eru Ib Massilia Emporiae I Anas R. Y G G II LL A I R R U U P ad T R h od a nus R. Bay of Biscay Gades Mare Nostrum (Mediterranean Sea) Malaca Carthago Nova Pillars of Hercules Cagliari Segesta Lixus Utica Utica Utica Carthago Carthago Hippo Regius A MM TT SS. AA SS AA TT LL N Hadrumetum F N Leptis Minor R U C I D I A A Main Phoenician routes Main connecting routes 0 Melita (Malta) I M Main Greek routes 0 Sicilia Sabratha S A H A R A Leptis Magna 300 miles 300 km D their languages, religions, cultures.

Figures approximate the number of years ago finds are dated. Question mark indicates early dates disputed by many specialists. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Taber, Alberta, Canada 24,000 Snake River, Wash. 10,000 Wilson Butte, Idaho 11,000 Colby, Wyo. Calico, Calif. San Diego, Calif. 40,000 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Clovis, N. Mex. 12,000 Folsom, N. Mex. Orogrande, N. Mex. 30,000 Big Eddy Falls, Wisc. 11,000 Gainey, Mich. 11,000 Vail, Maine 11,000 Nantucket, Mass. Meadowcroft, Pa. 17,500 24 17. 18.

Scholars also point out that the very detail Herodotus singles out as disproving such a story actually supports it: Namely, if the sailors had rounded the tip of Africa, the sun would often have been to the north—that is, to their right. In the end, the Phoenicians, for all their initiative and ambition when it came to sailing, colonizing, and trading, showed little interest in exploring for the sake of discovering the unknown or of adding to the sum of their contemporaries’ knowledge. THE PERSIANS About the time the Phoenicians’ reputation as master mariners was at its peak, with their commercial empire extending from the shores of the eastern Mediterranean to the Pillars of Hercules, a new power had emerged in the Near East—the Persians.

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