Zheng He & Ibn Battuta

June 19, 2007 at 6:50 am | Posted in Zheng He & Ibn Battuta | Leave a comment

Zheng He & Ibn Battuta


Inbu Battuta

Between the 13th and 14th centuries Somalia was visited by two famous Muslim explorers Ibn Battuta and Zheng He. Ibn Battuta in 1331 visited Mogadishu, which he described as a town of enormous size and its merchants possessed vast resources; they owned large numbers of camels, of which they slaughtered hundreds every day for food, and also had large quantities of sheep.

The woven fabrics that were manufactured there he claimed were unequalled and were exported as far as Egypt and elswere. Zheng He on his fifth voyage (1417-19) visited several city states on the Somali coast including Mogadishu

 

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