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Before the Age of Discovery, was the Arctic Ocean known to East Asia?

A number of modern maps, such as this one, show the Mongol Empire's northern border coming within ~500 km of the Arctic Ocean, near modern-day Arkhangelsk. The Ainu, a Japanese ethnic group, travelled ...
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When did independent Mexico start trading with Asia?

Throughout the 17th and 18th century Spanish galleons shipped Chinese goods from Manila to Acapulco. After Mexican independence, Spain retained the Philippines and the galleons no longer crossed the ...
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Earliest evidence of surfing

The WP article on the history of surfing presently describes several historic traditions and a documented episode of Hawaiians surfing in California in 1885. Obviously, being propelled by a wave on a ...