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Battle of Diu 1509 Part 1

Portuguese Voyages of Discovery
Portugal, having established its position in Iberia, begins to make conquests in Morocco. At the same time the Portuguese prince Henry the Navigator (pictured) sponsors the beginning of a series of discoveries along the west coast of Africa. In 1487-88 Europeans, led by Bartolomeu Dias, circumnavigate the southern tip of Africa for the first time, and reach the Indian Ocean