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  • 1274
  • Advances in ship building allow ships to travel longer distances
  • I love how these triangular sails let us sail into the wind
  • Yeah and these Caravels are really useful for carrying large amounts of cargo around.
  • Honestly what I like the most about these new and improved ships are the Stern Rudders which makes the boat turn very smoothly.
  • 12th - 13th century
  • 12th - 13th century
  • Of course, these new gadgets are really helping us find new things. 
  • Did you see how those magnetic compasses help explorers find their directions with ease ?
  • Advances in navigational tools allows for better discovery
  • Yeah, and did you see how those astrolabe things helped them find their latitude because it sees the position of the stars.
  • Yeah they´re great
  • Honestly I just need to go to the bathroom, I don´t know anything about maps.
  • Cartographers include ocean current and latitude/longitude lines which improve mapmaking.
  • And what do you think about those ocean current ?
  • These latitude and longitude lines are pretty neat huh, they just made maps 100 times better.
  • 12th - 13th century
  • These compass things are quite good huh   Randy ?
  • Huh, thanks for telling me about it.
  • Europeans start using the magnetic compass
  • Randy died 2 months ago. 
  • 1300
  • Marco Polo publishes the book of travels and Europeans are shown how large the world actually is 
  • This book has just too much knowledge in it about the world.
  • I´m just shocked on how large the world actually is. It´s hard to comprehend how one person could have known so much about one place
  • Navigation Basics 101
  • I´m way too excited for this new navigation school, Sagres will never be the same.
  • 1421
  • Hey kid stop talking, go to Prince Henry´s office
  • Prince Henry the Navigator opens up his navigation school in Portugal.
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