Age of Discovery in the Best of the Web Directory

Age of Discovery

1492: An Ongoing Voyage

Library of Congress exhibit provides information on Columbus and his historic voyage of 1492 and explores the context of societies existing before European arrival.

Age of Exploration

Mariners' Museum site presents dozens of explorer biographies, interactive route maps, information and ships and navigation aids, including video presentations. Also features a wide variety of games and activities.


Educational resource provided for students. Features a timeline of the conquest as well.

Latitude: Art and Science of Fifteenth-Century Navigation

Discusses the measurement system used to estimate the geographical details of continents.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

Overview of displayed items, which provides insights to the travel adventure of the person.

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