Columbus's expedition departs Palos, Spain (37 words)

Historical Context Note

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.


Columbus and a crew of 90 depart from Palos in Spain in the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, setting out on their first voyage across the Atlantic to try to find a sea route to Asia.

Editors. "Columbus's expedition departs Palos, Spain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
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  1. Exploration, Explorers, Pioneers