Zheng-He: The Chinese Emperor and Sailor


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The Chinese sailor and Muslim admiral, ZhengHe (in Arabic, Hajji Mahmoud Shams) is one of the most prominent figures in human history.

The book examines his geographical discoveries and his seafaring travels. His voyages, between 1405 – 1433, were known as Rahlat Al-Kanz, or Voyages of Treasure, and consisted of seven different marine expeditions over the course of 28 years.

An important issue explored in this book is that of Zheng-He’s arrival at the American territories, a discovery that he made before Christopher Columbus. Specialists in history, geography, and archeology provide their opinion and research regarding this claim

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Portrait of ZhengHe