the beginning of exploration

  • Jan 9, 1410

    europeans before exploring

    In the second half of the 15th century,European sailors began to plan voyages that would take the beyond of just certain limits of the world they thought they knew
  • Jan 10, 1410

    The new interest

    The new interest in the world also came from the renaissance,but mainly it was to set up new trading links with spice-producing lands in asia
  • Jan 11, 1410


    Since spices were used everday for europeans because there was no refrigeration and the only way to perserve meat was to salt it . adding spices helped hide the salty taste and the taste of old bad meat
  • Feb 1, 1453

    The turks defeated Byzantine

    The turks defeated the Byzantine Empire in 1453,cutting the land link between europe & asia , if spices were to reach europe, a sea route to asia had to be found
  • Feb 1, 1486

    Bartholomeu Dias

    in 1486,Bartholomeu Dias and his crew became the first portuguese sailor to reach the southern tip of africa, but he turned back becaused his crew were not willing to go any futher
  • Dec 5, 1492

    Columbus reached a group of islands

    he reached a group of islands across the atlantic ocean1492, he was sure he had reached india .columbus called the people indians
  • Jan 1, 1496

    Christopher Columbus

    hoped to reach india by sailing west. the portuguese king wouldnt sponsor his voyage ,so he asked ferdinand & isabella of spain.after six years they agreed
  • Jan 1, 1496

    Christopher Columbus's mistake

    this is why the carribean islands are known as the west indies . columbus made three move voyages to the carribean but he never realized his mistake
  • Dec 5, 1496

    10 yrs later

    Bartholomeu Dias helped another portuguese sailor , Vasco De Gama,plan a voyage around Africa to India
  • Jan 3, 1502

    this is the end of the timeline

    this is about it about the european exploration