Age of Discovery

Age of Discovery

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  • 12-13th Century
  • I present you our newest and updated ship!
  • This ship contains a triangular sail and a stern rudder that helps you control the ship
  • And this boat can carry even more crew and cargo!
  • 12-13th Century
  • I heard the Magnetic compass shows you the magnetic north.
  • The magnetic compass.
  • We are all gathered here today to announce two tools that will help you navigate.
  • And the astrolable.
  • And I heard that the astrolabe helps you locate your position using the stars
  • 12-13th Century
  • Incredible!
  • I am glad to announce that we cartographers have updated maps and know they show ocean currents and longitude and latitude lines.
  • Wow, this book is incredible!
  • I never knew that the world was so large, thanks, Marco Polo
  • I am glad to announce that in the year 1300 I published my new book called Travels
  • The year 1311 will go down as the year that Europeans started using the magnetic compass.
  • Know we will never get lost again!
  • I am proud to present my new navigation school here in Sagres, Portugal.
  • Know we can all learn how to navigate from Prince Henry the Navigator.
  • Grand opening 1421
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