Voyages of Zheng He - Map of Chinese Voyages to East Africa and South Asia in 1405

Voyages of Chinese explorer Admiral Zheng He between 1405 - 1422.
According to medieval Chinese sources, Zheng He commanded seven expeditions. The 1405 expedition consisted of 27,800 men and a fleet of 62 treasure ships supported by approximately 190 smaller ships. Some of the ships were over 300 feet long and 150 feet wide, the largest being 440 feet long and 186 feet across, capable of carrying 1,000 men. The crew included sailors, clerks, interpreters, soldiers, artisans, medical men and meteorologists.
Voyages of Zheng He

Blackhouse Village - Traditional Scottish Highlands House

Gearrannan Black House Village is one of the most interesting places in Scotland. The blackhouses are traditional type of houses which use...