Used to indicate the distance traveled north or south, the kamal was used to guide Arab ships to port. It led to the later development of the cross-staff.
She gave birth to the first child of European descent in North America and walked to Rome to give the pope a first-person account of her journey.
The first practical compass seems to have been made in Venice in 1274. It was a device supporting a magnetized needle over a card showing four or eight points of direction.
Erik the Red was the first European to land on and settle in Greenland.
A world-renowned Islamic explorer, he traveled to forty-five nations throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East.