It is the 20th of may 1498 he anchored near Calicut, India. But down there, we seem to have forgotten it. The sole memorial monument, a small stone column which is wedged between two houses, 200 meters from the sea. It reads the text softly burned : " Here, Vasco de Gama landed in 1498. " Here we are at Kappad, a small town located 20 kilometres north of Calicut city Kerala – buzzing, but reduced for India – 400 000 inhabitants. According to my guide, Mr. Mohan, the column would have been erected in 1969, for the 500 th anniversary of the birth of the browser. This year, there...
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