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SS vocab

chapter 3 vocab

Marco Polo Italian explorer that traveled through China in late 1200s
ZHENG HE Chinese explorer who made seven major voyages to different parts of the world
emperor ruler of an empire
magnetic compass Chinese invention that aided navigation by showing which direction was north
Mansa Musa king of the African kingdom of Mali in the early 1300s
caravan Group of traders traveling together, especially in the desert
pilgrimage journey taken for religious reasons
astrolabe Navigational tool that helped sailors use the sun and stars to find their way
Renaissance period in Europe beginning in about 1350 during which there was a new desire to learn about the arts, sciences, and other parts of the world
Eric the Red 900s viking explorer who sailed to Iceland in about 965 and Greenland in about 985
Leif Ericsson late 900s- early 1000s Son of Eric the Red; sailed to North America in about 1000 and explored what is today Newfoundland
Vasco Da Gama Portuguese explorer who sailed to India in 1497
saga long spoken tale repeated from one generation to the next
Johann Gutenberg German inventor of the printing press in about 1450
Prince Henry the Navigator Prince of Portugal who established a school for sailors and navigators
slave trade buying and selling of human beings
Vikings many travelers
Created by: HunterCantwell