Ten fun facts about Ibn Battuta
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He has been considered one of the greatest travelers of all time. He has traveled the equivalent of 44 countries.
Before he died he was appointed judge.
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".
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. Go to more people facts ❯
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