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Secrets of the Dead

Magellan's Unexpected Journey around the Globe

The expedition to the Spice Islands becomes an unexpectedly long, arduous trip for Ferdinand Magellan and his crew. While he believed the Islands to be only 600 nautical miles away from the tip of South America, they were in reality 20,000 nautical miles away, extending the length of the trip by months.

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Magellan’s Crossing

Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition resulted in the first circumnavigation of the globe.
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