August 3, 1492. The day on which Christopher Columbus sailed for america - The Point

in The spring of 1492, Christopher Columbus travelled to the village of Palos located to the west of Gibraltar. He has in his possession a royal decree which ca

August 3, 1492. The day on which Christopher Columbus sailed for america - The Point


in The spring of 1492, Christopher Columbus travelled to the village of Palos located to the west of Gibraltar. He has in his possession a royal decree which calls on the authorities of the city to facilitate the task : "It is directed to the municipality of the port of Palos to furnish to the admiral Columbus's two caravels, put it in the state, and to arm them. "It is a big effort which is required. And for what purpose ? Finding a sea route to the Indies by putting the cape in the West ? It is no matter what ! The city is merely proposing to Columbus two old caravels barely seaworthy. Qua...

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