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NAVIGATION: Vasco da Gama’s 1503 astrolabe found in shipwreck

PortandTerminal.com, July 7, 2019 Mariner’s astrolabe recovered from shipwreck is the world’s oldest. The navigational device comes from the wreck of the Esmerelda, part of Vasco da Gama’s fleet that sunk off the coast of Oman in 1503 OMAN – While searching for shipwreck remains near Oman in the Arabian Sea in 2014, divers discovered an unusual metal disk that has …

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