By Jack H
Dias left with six Africans from Angola and Guinea. In 1488, he and his men arrived at the southern tip of Africa which is now named the Cape Of Good Hope. Dias´s bravery helped prove it was possible to reach Asia by sailing across Africa. On that day, Bartholomew Dias became first European mariner to round southern tip of Africa, opening way for a sea route from Europe to Asia. In 1500 he got lost at sea during another expedition and died. There is a statue of Bartholomew Dias in the High Commission Of South Africa in London.