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    Ibn Battuta, the Muslim Marco Polo



    Ibn Battuta traveled the territory of what is now 44 countries, married at least seven times, and wrote the most comprehensive account of 14th-century life around the globe to date.

    https://allthatsinteresting.com/ibn-...ncient_origins

    Anyone heard of this guy before?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bicicleur View Post
    Ibn Battuta traveled the territory of what is now 44 countries, married at least seven times, and wrote the most comprehensive account of 14th-century life around the globe to date.

    https://allthatsinteresting.com/ibn-...ncient_origins

    Anyone heard of this guy before?

    I mentioned him in the last post on this thread:
    https://www.eupedia.com/forum/thread...uta#post573926

    The citation I've included is a good read.

    I said then, and I think it's true he had Marco Polo beat. :)

    Fascinating, yes? Yet virtually unheard of in the west.

    To think of what he did, while most people of his time went no further than a few miles from home.


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    I once read an article in the National Geographic on him. He was from Morocco, I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey37 View Post
    I once read an article in the National Geographic on him. He was from Morocco, I believe.
    Yes, his autobiographical work states he was of Berber descent.

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