Vasco Nunez De Balboa

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Who was Vasco Nunez De Balboa

Balboa lived from 1475 to 1519. In 1513, Balboa led an expedition from Darien to search for a new sea reportedly to the south and for gold. He hoped that he was successful, he would win the favor of king Ferdinand of Spain.


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Navigation Then and Now

Exploration as changed in many ways since the 1500. One way is that in the 1500 to locate where to go they used a compass and maps, but now we use GPS and online directions. Another way exploration has changed is that they used wooden ships to get around and explore. But now we just use planes, cars, and steel ships that are bigger. A third way is that we don’t explore as much to find treasure and new islands like explores did in the 14-1500, because almost all the world has been explored over the centuries. In conclusion navigation and exploration has progressed over the hundreds of years.
Vasco Nunez de Balboa

His Acopmplishments and and Obstacles

Some accomplishments of Vasco de Balboa were that he explored Central and South America. Another accomplishment was that he was the first European to see part of the Pacific Ocean. Some of the obstacles that he faced were that Francisco Pizarro arrested him and beheaded him, and they were friends. He was arrested since he was accused of treason.