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BANGLAPEDIA: Tome Pires

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Tomé Pires (1465?–1524 or 1540) was an apothecary from Lisbon who spent 1512 to 1515 in Malacca immediately after the Portuguese conquest, at a time when Europeans were only first arriving in South East Asia. After his arduous experiences in India and the East Indies, he headed the first official embassy from a European nation in China.

 He went to India in 1511 invested as "factor of drugs", the Eastern commodities that were an important element of what is generally called "the spice trade' in Malacca and Cochin he avidly collected and documented information from the MAlay-Indonesia area, and personally visited JAva,Sumatra and Malaku."

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Saudi Aramco World : Alexine and the Nile

Saudi Aramco World : Alexine and the Nile | Fictitious or real explorers and adventurers | Scoop.it
Burton, Baker, Speke and Grant are the great names in the search for the sources of the Nile—but one brave Dutchwoman—Alexine Thine—deserves to be remembered too.
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Ida Pfeiffer

"Ida Laura Pfeiffer (October 14, 1797 in Vienna - October 27, 1858 Vienna), was an Austrian traveler and travel book author. She was one of the first female explorers, whose popular books were translated into seven languages. She was a member of geographical societies of both Berlin and Paris, but not of Royal Geographical Society in London due to her sex." 

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Encyclopædia Iranica : Jane Dieulafoy

"Jane Dieulafoy (29 June 1851 – 25 May 1916) was a French archaeologist, explorer, novelist and journalist. She was the wife of Marcel-Auguste Dieulafoy. Together with her husband, she is known for her excavations at Susa."

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CIVILIZATION SONG from ROBINSON CRUSOE

One of the greatest operetta composers, Jacques Offenbach was usually less successful when stepping out of that genre. He wrote Robinson Crusoe as a romantic...
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Christmas Island (kiribati) discover

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"At Western discovery, Christmas Island was uninhabited. As on other Line Islands there might have been a small or temporary native population, most probably Polynesian traders and settlers, who would have found the island a useful replenishing station on the long voyages from the Society Islands to Hawaiʻi, perhaps as early as AD 400. This trade route was apparently used with some regularity by about AD 1000. From 1200 onwards Polynesian long-distance voyages became less frequent, and had there been human settlement on Christmas Island, it would have been abandoned in the early-mid second millennium AD. Two possible village sites and some stone structures of these early visitors have been located.Today, most inhabitants are Micronesians, and Gilbertese is the only language of any significance. English is generally understood, but little used outside the tourism sector.
Christmas Island was discovered by Captain James Cook on Christmas Eve (24 December) 1777." 

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Marie Marvingt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"Marie Marvingt (20 February 1875 – 14 December 1963) was a French athlete, mountaineer, and aviator, and the most decorated woman in the history of France. She won numerous prizes for her sporting achievements and was the first woman to climb many of the peaks in the French and Swiss Alps. She was a record-breaking balloonist, a pioneering aviator and during World War I became the first woman to fly combat missions as a bomber pilot. She was also a qualified surgical nurse, was the first trained and certified Flight Nurse in the world, and worked for the establishment of air ambulance services throughout the world."

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From Then to Now - PIRATES - Bandits of the Sea ...part 2

Documentary about pirates, including ancient, modern, and pop culture. Created by Alex and Nina for our AP European History class. This is PART TWO! There is...
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Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur

Sir Charles Leonard Woolley (17 April 1880 – 20 February 1960) was a British archaeologist best known for his excavations at Ur in Mesopotamia. He is considered to have been one of the first "modern" archaeologists, and was knighted in 1935 for his contributions to the discipline of archaeology.

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Spielberg, Jackson with "Tintin"

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Article from CBS.


here the trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDlm3eLRut0
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Novel Adventurers: Off The Beaten Track: An Arctic Adventure

Novel Adventurers: Off The Beaten Track: An Arctic Adventure | Fictitious or real explorers and adventurers | Scoop.it
Nice novel to have a rest after so much adventures ! Thank you J Walters to have suggested it :)
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j walters's comment, July 18, 2011 10:32 PM
Glad it worked, love your site
rougier marie's comment, July 18, 2011 10:47 PM
Thanks ! By the way, can I take an idea from one of your topics ( the list one) ? I've never thought talking about pirates like Mary Read. I'm having a look on internet, actually it's full of awesome stories ! Your list was well found, it was very interesting !
Plus your list topic is very original, good job !
j walters's comment, July 18, 2011 10:57 PM
Of course, feel free anytime. Good idea.
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Jacques Dutronc - Aventurier - 1969, Uploaded by DustingShelves

lyrics in english, here => http://www.reverso.net/translationresults.aspx?lang=FR&direction=francais-anglais
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George Mallory's Route to Everest -- National Geographic

Europeans saw for the first time Mount Everest in 1847. Thanks to George Everest we know that it's the top of the world (8 848 meters above sea). "No maps existed to guide George Mallory to Everest. In a 1921 expedition, his team discovered a route that would lead them to the summit."
But we don't know if he finally reached the top. It was in his honour that his grandson, George Mallory II climbed the Everest and reached the top in 1995.
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British sailor to become first female solo rower to cross North Pacific - CNN.com

British sailor to become first female solo rower to cross North Pacific - CNN.com | Fictitious or real explorers and adventurers | Scoop.it
British adventurer and explorer, Sarah Outen, is seeking to become the first woman to row solo across the North Pacific Ocean.
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Top 10 Female Adventurers

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When we think of adventurers and explorers it is common to think of men, bearded and grim, setting out in search of new lands or excitement. However history is littered with women who have bucked the trend of staying at home and gone on adventures.
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BBC ON THIS DAY | 16 | 1963: Soviets launch first woman into space

BBC ON THIS DAY | 16 | 1963: Soviets launch first woman into space | Fictitious or real explorers and adventurers | Scoop.it
Valentina Tereshkova, a former textile worker from the Soviet Union becomes the first woman in space.
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Orélie-Antoine de Tounens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"Orélie-Antoine de Tounens (May 12, 1825 – September 17, 1878) was a French lawyer, and adventurer, who assumed the title of King of the Araucanía and Patagonia. It is disputed whether Tounens was a self-proclaimed king or was elected by a group of loncos (Mapuche chieftains)."

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Adventurer Zhang Qian | The China History Podcast

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In this episode we look at the life of one of the bravest and greatest adventurers of ancient times.  Zhang Qian was selected by the Han Dynasty Emperor Wu to...
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Christmas Island (Australia) history

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"Captain William Mynors of the Royal Mary, a British East India Company vessel, named the island when he sailed past it on Christmas Day in 1643."

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Pictorial Biography of Jack London

Short but in depth video over the life of Jack London and his contributions to American Literature (originally created as a English III project, runs long to...
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From Then to Now - PIRATES - Bandits of the Sea ...part 1

Documentary about pirates, including ancient, modern, and pop culture. Created by Alex and Nina for our AP European History class. This is PART ONE! There ar...
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Neil Armstrong : First Moon Landing 1969

A little basic video about Neil Armstrong (born in 1930), the famous american astronaut ! Enjoy !

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Jack Sparrow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The funniest and most fun pirate ever :D
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In the footsteps of Henry Mouhot

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" One of this temple - a rival to that of Solomon, and erected by some ancient Michael Angelo - might take its place besides our most beautiful buildings - Grander than anything left to us by Greece or Rome ...it makes the traveler forget all the fatigues of the journey, filling him with admiration and delight, such as should be experienced on finding a verdant oasis in the sandy desert." Henri Mouhot ( 1826-1861 ) french "discover" of Angkor ! THAT IS ADVENTURE !
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Petra's Khazneh - A World's Wonder

In 1812, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (November 24, 1784 – October 15, 1817) 'discovered' Petra. He was a Swiss traveller and orientalist. A year later he also found Abu-Simbel Temple.
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