Talk:Chronology of European exploration of Asia

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Huh?[edit]

"The Portuguese Vasco de gama, accompagnied by Nicolau Coelho and Bartolomeu Dias, is the first to reach India by sea. "

The first what? Portuguese, or European? As if it's the latter that would not make much sense -- Eudoxus of Cyzicus, a famous Ancient Greek explorer (European!) crossed the Arabian Sea in 130 BCE, a millennium and a half before de Gama. This really should be clarified. I've also noticed that such early (Antiquity) explorations of Asia have been left out of this, except for the Sino-Roman relations... mike4ty4 01:02, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Eudoxus of Cyzicus should indeed be mentionned. He openned the way for Greek ships sailing from Egypt to India. PHG (talk) 04:54, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
It must be mentioned though that Eudoxos came from the Asian Greek city of Cyzicus and was working for the Hellenistic rulers of Egypt. One could therefore say that he was an Asian explorer working for an African country and thus would not belong in this article on European exploration. Takeaway 14:03, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Shouldn't the Moroccan Ibn Battuta be removed from this article on European exploration of Asia? Or should this article be renamed to also include people of non European descent who have heavily influenced the European exploration of Asia? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Takeaway (talkcontribs) 22:41, 29 July 2008 (UTC)


Greco-Bactrians and Indo-Greeks?[edit]

Are these people Asian or European? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Takeaway (talkcontribs) 22:05, 19 August 2008 (UTC)