Your mission if you choose to accept it is to go find a trade route to Asia and bring back all of the wonderful spices.
Although I am from Italy I will sail for Spain!
I shall sail west to go east.
Queen of Spain
What is this piece of land doing here. It must be India.
They think they discovered this land.
Good job Chris, you discovered a new land.
Christopher Columbus started his journey on August 3, 1492. He landed in San Salvador on October 12, 1492. Although the land he "discovered" was new to Europe, it had already been inhabited by the native people.
Who are these people?
Christopher Columbus attacked the unarmed natives and tried to convert them.
Columbus did not accomplish what he set out to achieve, but he did inspire other sailors to take his route to Asia.
Although Columbus' mission was not a success we think he might have had a good idea.
We will sail west to get to Asia, just like Columbus!
Years after Columbus' voyage Ferdinand Magellan sailed around South America. He sailed west to get to Asia just like Columbus did.
Christopher Columbus died on May 20, 1506 in Valladolid Spain. He died from a heart attack.