Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian peninsula in the 19th century BC, to a large empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea.
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Alexander, one of the greatest military geniuses of ancient times, is also honored as the first recorded explorer and conqueror in the history of the west.
Today, before you set out on a journey, you consult a map for details about how to reach your destination and its exact location.
The Mediterranean Sea was calm and easy to navigate, and it was the center of the ancient world.
Necho II was a Pharaoh of Egypt who gained fame for his many visionary projects.
In ancient times there were no radars or compasses to help sailors finding their way across the oceans.
A compass is a simple instrument that shows you which way the North lies.
The first long sea voyage in the history of mankind was probably ordered by Queen Hatshepsut of ancient Egypt, about 3500 years ago.