Christopher Columbus Commemorative Stamp

15 Mar 2021  Mon

Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator who are credited for discovering America in 1492. His Journey marked the beginning of the centuries of transatlantic colonization. In 1492, he sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain in the Santa Maria, with the Pinta and the NiƱa ships alongside, hoping to find a new route to India. Between 1492 and 1504, Christopher Columbus completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that opened a door to European exploration and colonization of the Americas.

Christopher Columbus started his career as a trader that help him to learn how to make a map and Navigation Ships. He made three ships named Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria, which he used during his voyages. One of his main objectives was to sail to the west until he reaches Asia (the Indies, especially India) which was very rich in gold, pearls, and spices.

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