Ten fun facts about Ibn Battuta

Fact 1
He has been considered one of the greatest travelers of all time. He has traveled the equivalent of 44 countries.

Fact 2
Before he died he was appointed judge.

Fact 3
He told of his journeys that can be found in the book titled "A Gift to Those Who Contemplate the Wonders of Cities and the Marvels of Travelling".

Fact 4
In 1353 he traveled back to Morocco with 600 black female slaves.

Fact 5
It was not until 1348 where he had found out that his father had passed 15 years previous.

Fact 6
His journey throughout the world started at the age of 21 when he left Morocco. He was gone for 24 years.

Fact 7
He often traveled with caravans so he would not be attacked by Arabian armies.

Fact 8
It took centuries for pieces of his manuscript to even become published. It wasn't until the 1830's they were discovered.

Fact 9
Some of the information about China has been questioned, as the places could have been described by earlier travelers.

Fact 10
It has been said he met a local princess while in Vietnam.

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