Cumberland Academy

Ibn Battuta – The Greatest Traveler of the Ancient World

He wandered the known world in Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, India and China and after the end of his journeys he told his stories to Ibn Juzayy, a scholar he had previously met in Granada.

Ibn Battuta in Egypt — a painting by Hippolyte Leon Benett

A Gift to Those Who Contemplate the Wonders of Cities
and the Marvels of Traveling
 – Book narrated by Ibn Battuta

Ibn Battuta mainly traveled to places with Muslim governments in the areas inside the black border (map below) marking the Dar al-Islam. However . . .

*** Muslim traders had already ventured out into China, Indonesia and further, and had established small Muslim communities in many regions of the world ***

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