The age of exploration

By Alana Bennett

All about the age of exploration

In 1493, the europeans divided the world for the purpose of exploration. The age of exploration began in the early 15th century. Throughout the age, they people used what we still use today, and that is the scientific method. Hypothesis, experiment, theory.

In the beginning, explorers were afraid to travel to new land by sea, because there were tales of sea monsters and boiling hot water around the equator. This theory was proved wrong by Christopher Columbus when he sailed west across the atlantic ocean in search of a sea route to Asia. After he came home, the explorers fears melted away and began searching for new land by sea route.

The end of the age of exploration was officially in the 17th century. Although, to this day, exploration has never stopped progressing. East Australia wasn't discovered until 1770, NZ wasn't sighted by James Cook until 1769, Antarctica wasn't heavily explored until the 19th century , and much of Africa was unexplored until the 19th and 20th centuries.

The age of exploration was a golden time in our history that we shouldn't be forgetting in a hurry.

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