Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Admiral Cheng Ho's Voyage to Africa

Antoaneta Becker on the "Muslim eunuch from the Ming Dynasty who the Chinese claim reached East Africa 80 years before the Portuguese seafarer Vasco da Gama" — China dives deep for African roots. "He is said to have reached the coast of Kenya as early as 1418 loaded with goods and gifts from the Chinese emperor."

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