Thursday, 6 May 2010

Marco Polo and the Silk Road


No5. Choose a famous traveller or explorer that you are interested in.

A explorer I am interested in is 鄭和(Zhèng Hé). He was a general of China in 15th century. He was a great captain of a convoy and traveled to a lot of place. Officially he is supposed to have traveled up to west coast of southern Africa, but recently a British man published a theory that he discovered America continent and traveled around the world, in 1421, about seventy years earlier than Columbus's.

He is not famous and his achievements are not appreciated properly in history, but he was one of greatest explorer.
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