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Research Article: History of Exploration I (Ancient and Classical)

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History of Exploration I (Ancient and Classical)

As early as the dawn of the world's major civilizations, people developed a long-standing curiosity about their world and universe. Exploration was a means of pushing the boundaries of known lands, as well as creating a new interpretation of the workings of the cosmos. As man wandered farther from home, he found new civilizations, wide oceans, and exotic goods. Growing curiosity, the desire to enhance military might, and demand for goods linked exploration and trade.

The Egyptians were the first build sea worthy ships. The earliest expedition recorded in Egyptian hieroglyphics is that of Pharaoh Snefru in about 3200 B.C. In 2750 B.C., Hannu led an expedition to explore the Arabian Peninsula and the Red Sea. After Hannu's voyage, Egyptian exploration declined until the first millennium B.C. In 550 B.C., Egyptian...

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