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the Fall of Constantinople was the most important event that ultimately led to the Age of Exploration, mainly the discovery of the New World by Columbus and of the sea route to India by Vasco da Gama. Maybe ... Maybe not ... Let's see ... On one hand, the European Age of Discovery had already begun over three decades before the aforementioned event even ...


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The best approach to this sort of question is to remember that while people of past times knew less than us, they were not stupid. In this case, you can be sure that they knew that a lake of molten gold was unlikely. So what might they have meant? Most probably a lake with gold lying on the bottom. There are historical records of lakes such as Lake ...


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Question: Did any European ever witness a major Inca religious festival? Short Answer: No. The Incan empire had been decapitated, engaged in a 6 year fratricidal civil war for supremacy, as well hit with a devastating pandemic (which killed as many as 65-90%) of it's population before the first Europeans met (briefly) with Inas on dry land. It is highly ...


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