Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Admiral Cheng Ho

A short video on the Muslim eunuch who "from 1405 to 1433, [led] seven epic expeditions brought China's "treasure ships" across the China Seas, the Indian Ocean, from Taiwan to the spice islands of Indonesia and the Malabar coast of India, on to the rich ports of the Persian Gulf and down the African coast, China's 'El Dorado,' and perhaps even to Australia, 300 years before Captain Cook was credited with its discovery" — The Greatest Admiral You've Never Heard of.


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