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The Age of Discovery

History
345k views10 of the Most Doomed Expeditions in History  History is just FULL of doomed expeditions. In any venture into the unknown, there is risk and a large factor in your success i...
Weird History
49.6k viewsFor Centuries, Things Were So Bad In Europe It Was Called The 'General Crisis.' What Happened?Chances are that when you think of the Ice Age, your mind conjures up images of vast, snow-covered wastelands traversed by cavemen...
Christopher Columbus
238.9k viewsChristopher Columbus Facts They Don't Teach in SchoolColumbus Day has become an occasion not just to celebrate the first steps toward founding America, but a time to re-examine what w...
History
74.4k views15 Brutal Ways Conquistadors Killed Native PeopleSpanish conquistadors fought and explored their way through the Americas in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. In their wake, the...
Interesting
60.7k views21 Things You Might Not Know About the Silk RoadWhat was the Silk Road? As one of the most important trade routes in human history, facts about the Silk Road are a gateway into v...
Marco Polo
128.9k views20 Things You Might Not Know About Marco PoloThe biography of Marco Polo tells the story of one of the most famous explorers of all time. Leaving Venice with his father and un...
Christopher Columbus
1.6k votersWhat Would Have Happened If Christopher Columbus Missed The Americas?In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. But what if Columbus never came back from his voyage? Columbus's three ships, the Niña, t...